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    • Application of boundary layer suction on the vertical fin of a sailplane 

      Smith, Anzette (North-West University (South Africa)., 2021)
      High-performance aircraft have advanced so much in recent years that every part of a sailplane has to be investigated and improved separately in order to discover prospective areas for improvement. One of these areas is ...
    • CFD analysis of the heat transfer from a self-launch sailplane radiator 

      Le Roux, Juan Pieter (North-West University (South Africa), 2019)
      A self-launch sailplane is an aircraft equipped with a retractable engine/propeller combination which can take-off on its own power. The engine can also be used to extend flights if necessary. The engine-driven propeller ...
    • Evaluation of a switched reluctance motor for solar vehicle application 

      Maré, Jean-Pierre (North-West University (South Africa)., 2023)
      The impact of global warming forces the world to develop environmentally sustainable solutions. Common practices for sustainable machines include renewable energy sources and biofuels. The automotive industry is determined ...
    • Improvement of XFOIL lift and drag predictions 

      Oosthuizen, Waldu (North-West University (South Africa)., 2023)
      XFOIL is a fast and relatively accurate panel method to analyse 2D airfoil performance. XFOIL has proven itself over many years to be a powerful airfoil design and analysis tool. From the literature and through the various ...
    • Sailplane fuselage aerodynamic optimization using CFD 

      Swart, P.D. (North-West University (South Africa), 2020)
      In sailplane aerodynamic design, the foremost validation technique applied is computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation due to its ability to obtain accurate aerodynamic information without the need for a wind tunnel. ...
    • Turbulent wake influence on sailplane performance 

      Mthembu, N.M. (North-West University (South Africa), 2019)
      A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study was conducted to investigate the influence of a turbulent wake flow on the aerodynamic performance of the JS-1 sailplane. The Menter (1992c) SST k − ω turbulence model was coupled ...