A parametric investigation of non-circular spiroid winglets
Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Emirates Aviation College, Dubai, UAE
a Corresponding author: Suhail Mahmud Mostafa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 25 March 2014
This paper will present the study about Spiroid winglets and will go through its theoretical significance as well as the processes involved in the selection of an optimum aerodynamic design (configuration) of the spiroid that produced efficient aerodynamic performance results in terms of mainly Lift to Drag ratio (L/D), Induced drag, Chordwise and Spanwise Pressure distributions, Vorticity formation and strength comparison (between a simple wing, simple winglet and the spiroid with the best performance results) by varying several parameters and by comparing and performing detailed Computational Fluid Dynamics Analyses on every design under cruise conditions. Consequently, the research conducted in this paper concluded that the spiroid exhibit better performance numbers upon comparison with its other options in terms of vortex reduction and overall drag reduction.
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2014
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.