Airfield Guidancesign Manufacturers [www.agmsigns.com]

Signs located near airport runways must regularly operate in the jet blast of large commercial and military aircraft. An important parameter in the design of such signs is the drag coefficient, since higher drag results in increased stresses on the sign. As an alternative to costly wind tunnel tests, Propulsive Wing performed CFD analyses to compare the drag coefficients of several AGM airport signs. Based on the results of this study, design recommendations were made for further reductions in drag. Due to their large size, CFD allowed Propulsive Wing to simulate the effects of high speed flow over AGM airport signs at a fraction the cost of performing a wind tunnel test program.

Propulsive Wing LLC - 321 Route 5 West - Elbridge - New York - 13060 - 315.252.2559