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Title: An experimental and numerical study of bluff body
Author: Windiate, Sarah
ISNI:       0000 0004 5359 2505
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2014
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An experimental and numerical investigation was performed in order to firstly establish the aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of a landing gear torque link configuration, and secondly to assess the effectiveness of both passive and active flow control as noise attenuation methods. Experimental and numerical data showed that afixing a torque link on to a half cylinder strut resulted in the suppression of vortex shedding in between the torque arms. This resulted in a narrower wake with reduced drag. PIV wake profiles showed the suppression of shedding to result in reduced velocity fluctuations, as shown by reductions in shear and normal Reynolds stresses.
Supervisor: Zhang, Xin ; Angland, David Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics