Enhancing Aerodynamic Performance of Vertical Stabilizers through Leading Edge Modifications: A CFD Analysis

Authors : Muhammad Koder

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 9 - September

Google Scholar : https://bit.ly/3TmGbDi

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8366511

This research paper presents a meticulous investigation that was conducted by the authors for the effects of variable length V-shaped leading-edge morphing on drag reduction in NACA 0012 vertical stabilizers. This study aimed at enhancing the aerodynamic performance of these critical aircraft components under transonic conditions. Employing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, the researchers explored the potential of V-shaped leading- edge morphing in improving the overall aerodynamic efficiency. Through systematic simulations and rigorous analysis, the researchers were able to provide valuable insights into the effects of different leading-edge lengths and angles of attack on drag coefficients and lift performance. While the outcomes did not yield a significant reduction in drag, this research significantly contributes to the ongoing exploration of innovative techniques in aerodynamics for mitigating drag penalties in vertical stabilizers.

Keywords : NACA 0012, Vertical stabilizer, Edge morphing, Aerodynamics, CFD, Drag.


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