Surface morphing for aerodynamic flows at low and stalled angles of attack

  title={Surface morphing for aerodynamic flows at low and stalled angles of attack},
  author={Ernold Thompson and Andres Goza},
  journal={Physical Review Fluids},
In the current work we numerically study the effect of traveling-wave surface morphing actuation, which is a lightweight, spatially distributed actuation strategy made possible by advances in materials science. Although this actuation strategy has been studied at higher Reynolds numbers for an airfoil and a rectangular flat plate, its effects at low Reynolds numbers relevant to microair vehicles have not yet been investigated. We perform high-fidelity 2D numerical simulations to study the… 


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