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Title: Mechanisms in wing-in-ground effect aerodynamics
Author: Jones, Marvin Alan
ISNI:       0000 0001 3592 5685
Awarding Body: University College London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2000
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An aircraft in low-level flight experiences a large increase in lift and a marked reduction in drag, compared with flight at altitude. This phenomenon is termed the 'wing-in-ground' effect. In these circumstances a region of high pressure is created beneath the aerofoil, and a pressure difference is set up between its upper and lower surfaces. A pressure difference is not permitted at the trailing edge and therefore a mechanism must exist, which allows the pressures above and below to adjust themselves to produce a continuous pressure field in the wake. It is the study of this mechanism and its role in the aerodynamics of low-level flight that forms the basis of our investigation
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QA Mathematics ; TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics