Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9792

Parameshwar Banakar

Department of Aeronautical Engineering, KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India

  • Research Article   
    Analysis of Wing (NACA 0012 Aero foil) with and without Winglets to Enhance Aerodynamic Efficiency
    Author(s): Parameshwar Banakar*

    Aerodynamic drag can be reduced by modifying a wing’s geometry and the wingtip design. Winglets play a vital role in the wing design. The winglets present at the tip of wings helps in reducing the drag and that results in increase of lift to drag ratio. This work deals with the analysis of winglet at the tip of wing to reduce the induced drag in order to enhance the aerodynamic efficiency. Considering the NACA 0012 airfoil for the rectangular wing and two types of winglets i.e., wing grid, blended wing so as to analyze performance of each. The focus is to study the lift and drag forces generated by merging winglet design with the constrained aircraft wing. The wing and wing with winglets are constructed in the solid works software and the same has been analysed in the ANSYS fluent workbench. The effects on lift and drag of the wing can be obtained using computational fluid dynam.. Read More»
    DOI: DOI: 10.35248/2168-9792.22.11.286

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