EXPERIMENTS ON THE STABILITY OF CROSSFLOW VORTICES IN SWEPT-WING FLOWS.
Experiments are conducted which demonstrate the feasibility of creating crossflow vortices in a flat-plate flow. A swept leading edge and contoured wind-tunnel walls produce a strong pressure gradient and a typical swept-wing flow on the plate. Detailed three-dimensional measurements, made within the boundary layer using hot-wire anemometry, are supplemented with different flow-visualization techniques. Data are presented on the mean flow characteristics as well as on behavior of the crossflow vortices. Comparisons are made with theoretical flow-field and stability calculations.
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Saric, W. S., & Yeates, L. G.
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