This work is focused on studying the aerodynamic benefits of surface heating of airfoil in low Reynolds number flow. Numerical simulations of NACA 0012 airfoil in a flow of Reynolds number 2.5 × 105 were performed employing Transition SST turbulence model. The airfoil was heated at multiple zones and the heat supplied came via two sources: A constant heat source and a time-varying heat source. It was observed that heating the lower nose of the airfoil with a constant heat source shows drag reduction at all angles of attack and periodically heating the same zone gives more significant reduction for 0° to 6° AOA. © 2019 Author(s).
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A. V. M. Kumar, Rajendrakumar, N., Gogineni, P. C., Gopan, N., and Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., “Effect of temperature on the aerodynamics of airfoil in low Reynolds number flow”, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2134. American Institute of Physics Inc., MBCET, Thiruvananthapuram, p. 020010 , 2019.