Unstructured full potential analysis of a low-wing transport with nacelles

D. J. Kinney, M. M. Hafez, P. A. Gelhausen

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The need for timely and accurate analysis of engine-airframe integration issues is addressed. It is shown that the present formulation allows the analysis of wing-body-nacelle configurations to be performed in a matter of hours on typical workstation class computers. In this work a previously developed three-dimensional unstructured Full Potential formulation is used to analyze the inviscid flow field about a generic low-wing transport configuration with nacelles. The results compare favorably with the available experimental data obtained in the NASA Langley 16-Foot wind tunnel. Specifically, the nacelle-pylon-wing region flow field is accurately predicted by the present method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Applied Aerodynamics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781563472121
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 1996 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 17 1996Jun 20 1996

Publication series

Name14th Applied Aerodynamics Conference


Conference14th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


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