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Control System for Airfoil Flow Manipulation Devices.

This research focused on investigating flow control using surface roughness along the leading edge of an airfoil. This control system will respond to changing flow conditions and implement surface roughness devices to delay stall. The control system will measure the angle of attack and flow separation point on the upper surface of the airfoil and change the surface roughness accordingly. In the future, a robust system for measuring the flow separation point is needed, along with a finalized surface roughness device design.

Symposium Participant

Portrait of Dylan Ottney

Dylan Ottney

Project Details

Symposium Date: Fall 2018

Research Theme: Sustainability

Presentation Type: FURI

Faculty Mentors

  • Valana Wells