CIRCULAR AIRPLANE INVESTIGATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$62,496.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
6613
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vatell Corp
Po Box 66, Christiansburg, VA, 24073
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 LAWRENCE W LANGLEY
 (703) 382-9322
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
LIFT AND CONTROL CHARACTERISTICS OF A CIRCULAR AIRPLANE EMPLOYING THE COANDA EFFECT WILL BE INVESTIGATED EXPERIMENTALLY AND ANALYTICALLY. A SCALE MODEL WILL BE CONSTRUCTED, INSTRUMENTED AND TESTED FOR LIFT FORCES, VELOCITY AND PRESSURE PROFILES. A FINITE DIFFERENCE METHOD OF ANALYSIS OF THE FLOW OVER THE BODY WILL BE DEVELOPED, USING A PARABOLIC MARCHING TECHNIQUE AND A MIXING LENGTH MODEL WITH EMPIRICAL CORRECTIONS. THE EXPERIMENTAL DATA WILL BE USED TO CORRECT THE ANALYTICAL MODEL. CONTROLLED SEPARATION OF THE AXISYMMETRIC COANDA JET WILL BE INVESTIGATED AS AN ATTITUDE CONTROL MEANS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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