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An investigation into predicting vortex ring state in rotary aircraft (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Westbrook-Netherton, O., & Toomer, C. (2014, July). An investigation into predicting vortex ring state in rotary aircraft. Paper presented at RAeS Applied Aerodynamics Conference

Results from wind tunnel experiments and Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations have been presented which suggest it may be possible to predict when a rotary aircraft will enter Vortex Ring State (VRS). Results suggest that the formation of a... Read More about An investigation into predicting vortex ring state in rotary aircraft.

Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Bonnin, V., Benard, E., Toomer, C., & Moschetta, J. (2014, March). Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer. Paper presented at 3AF, 49th International Symposium of Applied Aerodynamics

Dynamic Soaring is a flying technique which extracts energy from an environment where wind gradients form, such as the air-sea interface above oceans that sees such gradients forming through multiple and combined phenomena. Models of wind-wave intera... Read More about Dynamic soaring mechanisms in the ocean boundary layer.

Two-dimensional potential method simulations of a body-strake configuration (2014)
Journal Article
Toomer, C., Tuling, S., Dala, L., & Toomer, C. (2014). Two-dimensional potential method simulations of a body-strake configuration. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 51(2), 468-477. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A32565

The lee-side flow over a cruciform wing-body configuration at supersonic speeds in the "+" orientation up to angles of 25 deg have been simulated using the single concentrated vortex and discrete vortex model methods. The wings or strakes are of very... Read More about Two-dimensional potential method simulations of a body-strake configuration.