On the Stability of a boundary layer flow over an indented surface
Date: Friday 07 April 2017 to Friday 07 April 2017
Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Waterloosesteenweg 72, Main Conference Room
Seminar by Dr. JesÚs Garicano Mena
Postdoctoral researcher at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Lifting surfaces of an aircraft consist of several elements assembled together. Filler materials are routinely applied into the gaps left in between the different pieces. Since these fillers tend to retract during the curing process, small notches are unavoidably present on the surface. In this contribution we present a stability analysis of a boundary layer flow over an indented surface. This configuration may be considered a simplified, local representation of the aforementioned lifting device.