S. Daneshmand and A. Ahmadi Nadooshan and C. Aghanajafi
Investigation of Layer Thickness and Surface Roughness on Aerodynamic Coefficients of Wind Tunnel RP Models
377 - 382
2007
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International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
https://publications.waset.org/pdf/14039
https://publications.waset.org/vol/8
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Traditional wind tunnel models are meticulously machined from metal in a process that can take several months. While very precise, the manufacturing process is too slow to assess a new design&39;s feasibility quickly. Rapid prototyping technology makes this concurrent study of air vehicle concepts via computer simulation and in the wind tunnel possible. This paper described the Affects layer thickness models product with rapid prototyping on Aerodynamic Coefficients for Constructed wind tunnel testing models. Three models were evaluated. The first model was a 0.05mm layer thickness and Horizontal plane 0.1&mu;m (Ra) second model was a 0.125mm layer thickness and Horizontal plane 0.22&mu;m (Ra) third model was a 0.15mm layer thickness and Horizontal plane 4.6&mu;m (Ra). These models were fabricated from somos 18420 by a stereolithography (SLA). A wingbodytail configuration was chosen for the actual study. Testing covered the Mach range of Mach 0.3 to Mach 0.9 at an angleofattack range of 2&deg; to 12&deg; at zero sideslip. Coefficients of normal force, axial force, pitching moment, and lift over drag are shown at each of these Mach numbers. Results from this study show that layer thickness does have an effect on the aerodynamic characteristics in general; the data differ between the three models by fewer than 5. The layer thickness does have more effect on the aerodynamic characteristics when Mach number is decreased and had most effect on the aerodynamic characteristics of axial force and its derivative coefficients.
Open Science Index 8, 2007