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Title: An analytical investigation of vortex breakdown
Author: Bryce, Stephen G.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1987
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It is well-known that the separation of flow from the leading edges of a highly swept wing at a high angle of attack results in the creation of a well-ordered vortical flowfield above the upper surface of the wing; the sudden disruption of this flowfield that occurs at a critical angle of attack limits the flight regime for such a wing. Although considerable research effort has been directed towards this "vortex breakdown" phenomenon, there is as yet no widely accepted explanation for its occurrence, nor a consistently effective means for its prevention or control.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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