Computational Fluid Dynamics Optimization of Very High Lift Coe?cient Airfoil

The proposed research project’s objective is to perform analysis on airfoil dimensions and configurations for a crosswind power kite system for wind energy generation. The airfoil will be examined through computational methods to determine how well the airfoil will perform. The airfoil configurations will then be optimized to find better designs for airborne wind energy systems. The The partner will benefit from this work as better airfoil designs may be found, along with further understanding of how changes in airfoil configurations effect the behavior. The partner will also be provided with a method for visual feedback of how the airfoil performs through simulation.

Marcus Lau
Faculty Supervisor: 
Raymond Spiteri
Partner University: