Vortex generators to control boundary layer interactions

Sang Lee (Inventor), Holger Babinsky (Inventor), Eric Loth (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Devices for generating streamwise vorticity in a boundary includes various forms of vortex generators. One form of a split-ramp vortex generator includes a first ramp element and a second ramp element with front ends and back ends, ramp surfaces extending between the front ends and the back ends, and vertical surfaces extending between the front ends and the back ends adjacent the ramp surfaces. A flow channel is between the first ramp element and the second ramp element. The back ends of the ramp elements have a height greater than a height of the front ends, and the front ends of the ramp elements have a width greater than a width of the back ends.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number8656957
StatePublished - Feb 25 2014

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