Design of a natural laminar flow airfoil for an unmanned aircraft

Srilatha, KR and Ramamoorthy, P (1990) Design of a natural laminar flow airfoil for an unmanned aircraft. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    A 12% thick NLF airfoil is designed for an unmanned aircraft for reconnaissance and target acguision role. This airfoil is compared with NACA 64/, -612 airfoil of same thickness. NAL airfoil, designated as NAL-NLF-1 2Qr has given better performance than NACA airfoil at the design conditions. For that matter in the entire range 0.4lt;CLlt; 0.8 NAL airfoil performs better than the NACA airfoil.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Airfoil;Design;Pressure distribution;General aviation;Unmanned aircraft
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
    Division/Department: Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division, Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division
    Depositing User: Deputy Head Poornima Narayana
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:47
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/2359

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