Faculty Advisor

Olinger, David J

Abstract

Over the past decade there has been a surge in Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) interest. This has led to a revitalized interest in aerodynamics in the low Reynolds number flight regime. Several studies conducted at WPI have suggested that peaks exist in the span-wise lift distribution at 60% of the wing half-span at a low Reynolds number. This study sought to determine whether or not the lift profile could be "reshaped" through the use of trailing edge notches.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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