Effect of Leading-Edge Slats at Low Reynolds Numbers
AbstractOne of the most commonly implemented devices for stall control on wings and airfoils is a leading-edge slat. While functioning of slats at high Reynolds number is well documented, this is not the case at the low Reynolds numbers common for small unmanned aerial vehicles. Consequently, a low-speed wind tunnel investigation was undertaken to elucidate the performance of a slat at Re = 250,000. Force balance measurements accompanied by surface flow visualization images are presented. The slat extension and rotation was varied and documented. The results indicate that for small slat extensions, slat rotation is deleterious to performance, but is required for larger slat extensions for effective lift augmentation. Deployment of the slat was accompanied by a significant drag penalty due to premature localized flow separation. View Full-Text
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Traub, L.W.; Kaula, M.P. Effect of Leading-Edge Slats at Low Reynolds Numbers. Aerospace 2016, 3, 39.
Traub LW, Kaula MP. Effect of Leading-Edge Slats at Low Reynolds Numbers. Aerospace. 2016; 3(4):39.Chicago/Turabian Style
Traub, Lance W.; Kaula, Mashaan P. 2016. "Effect of Leading-Edge Slats at Low Reynolds Numbers." Aerospace 3, no. 4: 39.
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