Sidor, Laurent B. (1974) An investigation of the ejector-powered jet-flap. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:09232010-143232435
The inviscid and incompressible potential flow aspects associated with a two-dimensional ejector-powered jet-flap configuration are investigated. The energy addition due to the mixing process in the ejector results in a non-homogeneous flow and is represented by an actuator disk located between the lifting surfaces and a powered wake. A set of singularities is developed to represent the lifting surfaces, to include camber and flap deflection, and the powered wake. A numerical procedure is used to compute the total system vorticity needed to satisfy exactly all the prescribed boundary conditions. The lift and moment coefficients are evaluated as a function of the head change prescribed across the actuator disk. A simple interpretation of the resulting lift curves is proposed in terms of analytical results obtained for single-airfoil configurations - a flat-plate airfoil and sink system, and a conventional single element jet flap. The sink effect of the actuator accounts for a finite lift at zero angle of attack, and the lift increment due to angle of attack only can be predicted by using Spence's theory of the jet flap.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||10 September 1973|
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|Deposited By:||John Wade|
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2010 22:40|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 04:30|
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