Application of an Euler-equation method to a sharp-edged delta-wing configuration with vortex flow

H.W.M. Hoeijmakers, J.I. van den Berg

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The flow about a wing-body-sting configuration with a 65-deg sharp-edged cropped delta wing and an under-wing body is simulated by solving the Euler equations. Results are presented for the configuration at a Mach number of 0.85 and at incidences ranging from 10 to 20 deg. For this transonic free-stream Mach number a strong leading-edge vortex as well as shocks develop in the flow field above the wing. For the wing-body-sting configuration the numerical solution is investigated in detail and computational results are compared with experimental data. The investigation includes the analysis of the complex flow pattern in the near wake. The influence of the under-wing body on the flow field about the wing is assessed by comparing the solution for the complete configuration with the solution obtained for the wing alone on a grid similar to that for the wing-body-sting configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th Applied Aerodynamics Conference 1991
Subtitle of host publication23 September 1991 - 25 September 1991, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.
Place of PublicationReston, VA
PublisherAerospace Research Central
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 1991 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 23 Sept 199125 Sept 1991
Conference number: 9

Publication series

NameAIAA Meeting Paper
PublisherAerospace Research Central
ISSN (Print)0146-3705


Conference9th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 1991
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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