Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 539–544 | Cite as

Three-dimensional flow structure on a maneuvering wing

  • Turgut O. Yilmaz
  • Donald Rockwell


Unsteady plunging (heaving) of a wing in the form of a flat plate can give rise to pronounced axial flow in the small-scale leading-edge vortex, during its initial stage of formation. Opposing axial flows along the vortex interact at the plane of symmetry giving rise to large-scale patterns of streamwise-oriented vorticity, which can dominate the tip vortices over part of the oscillation cycle.


Vortex Particle Image Velocimetry Flow Structure Vortical Structure Laser Sheet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, 356 Packard Laboratory, 19 Memorial Drive WestLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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