In-flight wing pressure distributions for the NASA F/A-18A High Alpha Research Vehicle

by Mark C. Davis

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif

Written in English
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  • Aerodynamics, Supersonic.,
  • Airplanes -- Wings.,
  • Hornet (Jet fighter plane),
  • Research aircraft.

Edition Notes

StatementMark C. Davis and John A. Saltzman.
SeriesNASA/TP -- 2000-209018, NASA technical paper -- 2000-209018.
ContributionsSaltzman, John A., Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 57 p. :
Number of Pages57
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Open LibraryOL19041181M

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In-flight wing pressure distributions for the NASA F/A-18A High Alpha Research Vehicle by Mark C. Davis Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pressure distributions on the wings of the F/AA High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) were obtained using both flush-mounted pressure orifices and surface-mounted pressure tubing. During quasi-stabilized 1-g flight, data were gathered at ranges. Pressure distributions measured on the forebody and the leading-edge extensions (LEX's) of the NASA F high alpha research vehicle (HARV) were reported at 10 and 50 degree angles of attack and.

Angle of attack strongly influenced the wing pressure distribution, as demonstrated by a distinct flow separation pattern that occurred between the range from 15 deg to 30 deg.

Influence by the leading edge extension fence was evident on the inboard wing pressure distribution, but little influence was seen on the outboard portion of the wing. Angle-of-sideslip influence on wing pressure distribution was strongest at low angle of attack.

Influence of Mach number was observed in the regions of local supersonic flow, diminishing as angle of attack was : John A. Saltzman and Mark C. Davis. Angle of attack strongly influenced the wing pressure distribution, as demonstrated by a distinct flow separation pattern that occurred between the range from 15 degrees to 30 degrees.

IN-FLIGHT WING PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS FOR THE NASA F/AA HIGH ALPHA RESEARCH VEHICLE, Technical Paper Authors: Mark C. Davis and John A. Saltzman Report Number: NASA-TM Performing Organization: NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA Availability: Format(s) on-line: Postscript (2, KBytes) PDF (1, KBytes).

NASA Formulation of the High- Alpha Technology Program With this recent interest in high-a flying qualities in the aircraft community, NASA has emphasized high-a research as well, although NASA has always been interested in high-a flight.

Research conducted by NASA includes aileron rudder interconnects, thrust vectoring, and unconventional. poststall agility. To support this recent interest, NASA has developed the High-Alpha Technology Program (HATP). One of the objectives of this program is flight validation of ground-based design methodologies, and a modified F aircraft was used to this end.

This aircraft is called the NASA F High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV). Pressure distributions on the wings of the F/AA High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) were obtained using both flush-mounted pressure orifices and surface-mounted pressure tubing.

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Low-ground-pressure vehicle access is desirable by land owners and. The highly instrumented F/AA High Alpha Research Vehicle was used for this research. A newly designed inlet total-pressure rake was installed in front of the starboard FGE A unique opportunity was presented by the highly instrumented NASA High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) for addressing the difficult issue of providing reliable estimates of in-flight-determined total-engine airflow.

The HARV, an F/AA aircraft powered by two FGE afterburning turbofan engines was. Fixed Wing Shuttle Carrier Aircraft: Retired (2) Dryden Flight Research Center: Dryden Flight Research Center: Registered as NNA (which is a model that was acquired from American Airlines in ) and NNA (a SR model purchased from Japan Airlines in ).

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In this figure E a Mach nmber of and the aerodynamic-center location at any Mach number. The mean geometric chord E and the square root of the wing area 6. The FGEpowered F/AA High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) was used to examine the quality of inlet airflow during departed flight maneuvers, that is, during flight outside the normal maneuvering envelope where control surfaces have little or no effectiveness.

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In the previous post we introduced the four fundamental forces acting on an aircraft during flight: Lift, Drag, Thrust and Weight and examined how they interact with one-another.

We are now going to look more closely at the two aerodynamic forces Lift and will look at the relationship between the two forces, study how they interact with one another, and learn how to non-dimensionalize.

Design an airfoil (wing) that can supply at le lbs. of lift at an altitude of 40, ft. with a minimum airspeed of mph. Answers will vary. Design an airfoil that maximizes lift but minimizes the wing angle at an airspeed of mph. Lift increases with wing angle until a certain.

The pitot tube is used to measure the air pressure later converted into air speed. However air pressure varies according to several elements, including the location related to the wing: (Source: ) On one hand the probe, depending on its location, could measure the pressure in the free stream, in the high velocity stream, or in the low velocity stream.

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The disease or condition caused by the formation of gas bubbles (mostly nitrogen) in the body fluids. Fig. 12 shows vortical flow being generated and impacting the wing flow-field on the F High Alpha Research Vehicle (HARV) at two moderately high α values.

The expected forward movement of the LEX vortex–core breakdown—enlargement and non-coherence of the vortex system—is noted with increasing α and there is a change in the wing-tuft. In-flight flow visualization characteristics of the NASA F high alpha research vehicle at high angles of attack / (Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Division ; Springfield, VA: For sale by the National Technical Information Service, ), by David F.

The static pressure on the upper surface of a wing is for the most part lower than that on the lower surface of the wing operating at a normally positive lift. As shown in figure 51(a), the pressures must become equal at the wing tips since pressure is a continuous function.

A pressure gradient exists between the upper and lower surfaces.Tilt-Wing Airplanes. A NASA engineer, Robert T. Jones, has experimented with a related idea--one wing swept forward, the other one back.

Such a wing can be attached to the airplane by a pivot. For take-off and landing, the wing is perpendicular to the fuselage, operating at its greatest efficiency and giving the aircraft a conventional appearance.The performance and distortion levels of the right inlet of the F/AA High Alpha Research Vehicle were assessed during maneuvers with rapidly changing angle-of-attack at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California.