A wind tunnel two-dimensional parametric investigation of biplane configurations

Barcala Montejano, Miguel Angel and Rodriguez Sevillano, Angel and Rodríguez Rojo, María Elena and Morales-Serrano, Sara (2014). A wind tunnel two-dimensional parametric investigation of biplane configurations. "Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation", v. 4 (n. 5); pp. 412-421. ISSN 2159-5275.

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Title: A wind tunnel two-dimensional parametric investigation of biplane configurations
Author/s:
  • Barcala Montejano, Miguel Angel
  • Rodriguez Sevillano, Angel
  • Rodríguez Rojo, María Elena
  • Morales-Serrano, Sara
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation
Date: May 2014
ISSN: 2159-5275
Volume: 4
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Aeronaves y Vehículos Espaciales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents an experimental and systematic investigation about how geometric parameters on a biplane configuration have an influence on aerodynamic parameters. This experimental investigation has been developed in a two-dimensional approach. Theoretical studies about biplanes configurations have been developed in the past, but there is not enough information about experimental wind tunnel data at low Reynolds number. This two-dimensional study is a first step to further tridimensional investigations about the box wing configuration. The main objective of the study is to find the relationships between the geometrical parameters which present the best aerodynamic behavior: the highest lift, the lowest drag and the lowest slope of the pitching moment. A tridimensional wing-box model will be designed following the pattern of the two dimensional study conclusions. It will respond to the geometrical relationships that have been considered to show the better aerodynamic behavior. This box-wing model will be studied in the aim of comparing the advantages and disadvantages between this biplane configuration and the plane configuration, looking for implementing the box-wing in the UAV?s field. Although the box wing configuration has been used in a small number of existing UAV, prestigious researchers have found it as a field of high aerodynamic and structural potential.

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Item ID: 34874
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/34874/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:34874
Official URL: http://www.davidpublishing.com/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 Apr 2015 08:03
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 08:03
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