OSTIV Presentations

CFD Analysis of the Ventus 3

Convention Center Ballroom C Friday, February 21, 2020 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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AXTEN, Chris

The performance of the Schempp-Hirth Ventus 3 is simulated using computational fluid dynamics with a boundary layer transition model. Results are compared against an in-house sailplane analysis tool with good agreement between the prediction methods. The transition location and flow characteristics are discussed at various flight conditions, including near stall to understand the aircraft’s stall behavior.