New look at Theodorsen's method in aerofoil theory

Bera, Rajendra K (1989) New look at Theodorsen's method in aerofoil theory. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 9 (3). pp. 251-262. ISSN 0271-2091

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Abstract

Theodorsen's method for calculating the incompressible potential flow past an aerofoil is reviewed. It is found that some simple modifications to the computational process make the computations relatively faster, easier, and more accurate. The new modifications are applicable to the analysis of conventional airfoils with up to moderate thickness and camber ratio. Several examples are presented to show the effectiveness of the modifications.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airfoils;Computational fluid dynamics;Flow theory; Incompressible flow;Wing Camber;Potential flow;Thickness; Trailing edges
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
Division/Department: Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:55
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/4418

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