Review of Cranked-Arrow Wing Aerodynamics Project: Its International Aeronautical Community Role

John Lamar, Clifford Obara
2007 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit   unpublished
This paper provides a brief history of the F-16XL-1 aircraft, its role in the High Speed Research (HSR) program and how it was morphed into the Cranked Arrow Wing Aerodynamics Project (CAWAP). Various flight, wind-tunnel and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) data sets were generated during the CAWAP. These unique and open flight datasets for surface pressures, boundary-layer profiles and skinfriction distributions, along with surface flow data, are described and sample data comparisons given.
more » ... his is followed by a description of how the project became internationalized to be known as Cranked Arrow Wing Aerodynamics Project International (CAWAPI) and is concluded by an introduction to the results of a 4 year CFD predictive study of data collected at flight conditions by participating researchers. Nomenclature AVT Applied Vehicle Technology (one of seven technical panels within the RTO) BART Basic Aerodynamic Research Tunnel BL butt line on airplane, in., positive on right wing (See fig.
doi:10.2514/6.2007-487 fatcat:7ijv6mwguzf2lpnt7hmdsnm7li