An Analytical Investigation of Vortex Breakdown

Bryce, Stephen G (1987) An Analytical Investigation of Vortex Breakdown. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

It is well-known that the separation of flow from the leading edges of a highly swept wing at a high angle of attack results in the creation of a well-ordered vortical flowfield above the upper surface of the wing; the sudden disruption of this flowfield that occurs at a critical angle of attack limits the flight regime for such a wing. Although considerable research effort has been directed towards this "vortex breakdown" phenomenon, there is as yet no widely accepted explanation for its occurrence, nor a consistently effective means for its prevention or control.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Aerospace engineering, Fluid mechanics
Date of Award: 1987
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1987-76797
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:39
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:39
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76797

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