Experimental Research of Low Speed Aerodynamic Characteristics of Saucer-Like Lifting Body
Wang Jindong Shen Xialing (Dept. of Flight Vehicle Design and Applied Mechanics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Gao Ge (Dept. of Propulsion, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
Wind tunnel experiments of a saucer-like low speed lifting-body were conducted, for the purpose of improving its low speed aerodynamic performance and investigating effects of various aerodynamic factors. Aerodynamic coefficients were measured in the wind tunnel experiments, some different methods of boundary layer control were compared and their characters were described. These results showed that combined with proper aerodynamic design and boundary layer control, the performance of the saucer-like low speed lifting-body can be improved significantly. The highest lift to drag radio is up to 18.7, 86% improvement relativeto its prototype, with the zero-lift drag coefficient being decreased 56%. With boundary layer control instruments, aerodynamic performance at high angle of attack is also improved. Experiments approved that this saucer-like lifting-body takes the advantage of less outer size and higher carrying capacity, and test flight of its radio control flight model has been accomplished successfully.
【CateGory Index】： V211.7