Experimental Study on Directional Stability of Tumbling Plate
This paper describes the directional stability of the tumbling plate by measuring the trajectory of a paper piece that is shaped systematically. The tumbling phenomenon is considered to be an important phenomenon for aircraft flight safety because of the possibility of falling objects from the aircraft reaching far away. Therefore, this paper presents the result of measuring the trajectory of six configurations which shows that Concave configurations have directional stability while the Convex and Rectangular configurations are unstable. For generalization, the experimental result deducted using generalized equations into dimensionless values. Qualitative consideration is given to the relationship between the stall delay caused by sudden pitch motion and the phenomenon of the increase in the maximum vertical force coefficient (so-called Dynamic Lift), and the consistency with the dynamic lift wind tunnel test is shown.
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