Papers Published

  1. Williams, M.H. and Chi, M.R. and Ventres, C.S. and Dowell, E.H., Aerodynamic effects of inviscid parallel shear flows, AIAA J. (USA), vol. 15 no. 8 (1977), pp. 1159 - 66 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/10)

    Abstract:
    A general theory of planar disturbances in inviscid parallel shear flows, analogous to thin-wing theory in potential flows, has been developed. Integral relations between surface pressure and deformation are obtained that are similar to, and can be solved by, the same numerical methods as those of potential flows. Computed results are shown that illustrate the effects of a model turbulent boundary layer on various lifting and nonlifting surfaces, including an elastic panel in low supersonic flow and an airfoil control surface in subsonic flow

    Keywords:
    aerodynamics;boundary layer turbulence;shear flow;