My independent study will focus on the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation of the ground effect of a Gurney flap on its lift enhancement. The commercial flow solver ANSYS ICEM will be used for generating the mesh and ANSYS FLUENT will be employed to solve the airfoil lift and drag coefficient under low speed turbulent flow conditions. The boundary conditions for the CFD models will be implemented such that they correspond to the experimental conditions. The CFD simulation results will be compared to the experimental data. It is expected that the successful simulation results should compare well with the experimental data provided by the NF-3 wind tunnel.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission