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Experimental validation of a fluid structure interaction of a flexible wing

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posted on 2022-03-28, 14:58 authored by Sajjad Saleh
Fluid structure interaction of FSI testing has the potential to greatly increase the efficiency of various designs that are in close interaction with a fluid, as it showcases the direct influence of the fluid flow on structural elements of a system. There is however a lack of experimental data that can be used to validate the results obtained from FSI testing, in turn leading to uncertainty in the results. This thesis reviews the process of FSI testing to create a wind tunnel experiment of a flexible wing that will be utilised to generate deflection data on a wing, forces acting on the wing, as well as the effects that a deformed wing shape has on its overall performance, in terms of lift and drag.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Literature review and background -- 3. Methods -- 4.Initial experimental design -- 5. Computational testing -- 6. Wind tunnel testing -- 7. Conclusions -- 8. Abbreviations -- Appendices -- Bibliography.


Bibliography: pages 97-98 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours


BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Agisilaos Kourmatizis

Additional Supervisor 1

Sammy Diasinos


Copyright Sajjad Saleh 2016. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




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Former Identifiers

mq:70332 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1262647

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