Hery Mwenegoha

Hery Mwenegoha

Aviation Engineering MEng

Passive Flow Control to Improve the Stall Characteristics of a Skyranger-Microlight

The project investigates the effect of vortex generators and turbulators on the stall characteristics of a Skyranger-Microlight using a half-model of the aircraft by wind tunnel testing. A counter-rotating array of vortex generators was used with the vortex strength derived from a ‘delta-wing' concept. Surface oil flow visualisation was conducted to increase the understanding of the nature of the flow with and without, the flow control devices as seen with turbulators applied.