Faculty Advisor

Johari, Hamid

Abstract

The goal of this project was to measure lift and moment coefficients of low aspect ratio wings at low Reynolds numbers. A sting was designed, which uses strain gages to find lift and moment within +.1N for lift and +.5 cm for center of location. Two rectangular wings of 10.2 cm (4") chord with aspect ratios of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 were created for testing at Reynolds numbers from 10,000 to 40,000 (10-40 cm.) in water tunnel.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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