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AFIT Thesis on a high lift device on the owl wing

AFIT Thesis on a high lift device on the owl wing

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Published by George W Anderson
Smoke flow tests show the effect of leading edge comb on the owl wing.
Smoke flow tests show the effect of leading edge comb on the owl wing.

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Published by: George W Anderson on May 01, 2011
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ANEXPERIMENTALINVESTIGATIONOFAHIGHLIFTDEVICEONTHEOWLWINGTHESISPresentedtotheFacultyoftheSchoolofEngineeringoftheAirForceInstituteofTechnologyAIrUnIversityInPartialFulfillmentofthebyRequirementsfortheDegreeofMasterofScienceGeorgeW.Anderson,B.S.CaptainUSAFGraduateAerospace-MechanicalEngineeringMarch
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GAH/AE/73-6PrefaceBionics,thestudyofnaturalengineeringsystems,doesnothavealargerepresentationIntheliteratureofengineering.Infact,ItIsregardedbymanyasanunconventionalapproachtosolvingengineer-Ingproblems.Suchastanddisregardsthewonderfuladvantageofhav-Ingaworkingsystemor,Inessence,theanswertotheproblemavail-ableforobservationandexperiment.Withtheansweralreadyknown,onecanconcentrateonunderstandingandtosomedegreeduplicatingthesystem.Icredit
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IntroductiontobionicstoCaptainJamesRichmondre-centlygraduatedfromtheAerospaceTestPilotSchoolatEdwardsAFB,California.Hisknowledgeofthephenomenarelatedtoowlflightwasthebeginningofthisstudy.Thefocusofthestudyontheleadingedgecomboftheowlwingwasinspiredbythebook,Structure-Form-Movement,byHeinrichHertel.InthisbookthefunctionofthecombIsIdentifiedasanunsolvedprobleminfluiddynamics.HostImportant,however,thestudywouldnothavebeenpracticalwithoutthefindings..debyDr.R.A.KroegeroftheUniversityofTennesseeSpaceInstituteInawindtunneltestoftheowlwing.ImademanyfriendsIntheengineeringandbiologicalsciencesdur-Ing
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studyoftheowlwing.ItwouldbelessthanfittingtoomitthenamesofthesewhospentthemostdmeIngivingadvice,direction,andencouragementinthestudy.AeronauticalengineersJerryHartinandJamesSnyderofthePreliminaryDesignDivision,DirectorateofAdvancedSystemsDesign,ASD,sponsoredtheprojectandactedasadvisors.Pro-fessorHaroldC.Larsen,LtColonelFrederick.F.Tolle,andCaptainR.F.
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