It's been a an incredibly tough but fulfilling past couples years to get my M.S degree, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. There's no way I could've possibly done it without the support, adventures, advice, and collaboration with these humans. Incredibly thankful for the crazy tribe I'm lucky enough to be a part of. #masterofnone#mastersinengineering#universityofcolorado#skobuffs
Two years ago today I submitted my project at McGill:
“Aerodynamic characteristics of wings under the influence of ground effect"
Abstract: There is a need of substantive qualitative and quantitative data in understanding the changes in aerodynamic behaviour of wing configurations, with ground effect. Low speed wind tunnel experiments have been conducted to study the effect of ground on a wing section of NACA 0012, slender regular delta wing and reverse delta wing. The aerodynamic forces, namely lift and drag, are obtained as a function of distance of the trailing edge to the ground and angle of attack. All wing configurations show enhancement in lift. At low angles of attack, the NACA 0012 forms a converging-diverging nozzle near the ground resulting in negative lift. However, at higher angles of attack, high pressure is developed on the pressure side of the wing, higher lift is obtained. Similar ramming effect is developed on the windward side of the delta and reverse delta wing, producing higher lift. But this comes at cost of early breakdown. The changes of the aerodynamic behaviour of the three selected wing configurations with ground height is discussed, and comparison of the aerodynamic forces is made.