Co-Flow Jet Airfoil Improvement
School: The Ask Academy
Area of Science: Aerospace Engineering
Proposal: Our project is based on Co-Flow Jet improvement of airfoil performance by recirculating fluid that is blown along a streamlined shape. We plan on investigating the drag force on a symmetrical airfoil of infinite span. We will be modeling this process using the program NETLogo, giving a rough idea or representation of what is to come. The representation we have in mind will be able to show possible airflow resistances by adjusting the wind speed hitting the aircraft, which could aid in finding the least drag force at certain speeds. This will be created with some mentoring from a former pilot, Melvin Allen, who originally proposed this project to us. We’ve also received research papers detailing the higher-level math functions needed to show the type of solutions we are looking for. Finding these drag forces could improve airfoil performance drastically, or at least give us more insight into what needs to be done to improve it. As we receive more information from our mentor, we will be able to discern where we need to start.
Sponsoring Teacher: Ashley Ivins
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