Airfoil design via control theory using full potential and euler equations

Jeffery C. Lewis, Ramesh K. Agarwal

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This paper describes an inverse method for airfoil design. The method employs control theory to make successive perturbations to a given airfoil such that a desired pressure distribution is obtained. The flow is modeled via both the full potential and the Euler equations. Several test cases are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the method for aerodynamic design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Applied Aerodynamics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781563472121
StatePublished - 1996
Event14th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 1996 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 17 1996Jun 20 1996

Publication series

Name14th Applied Aerodynamics Conference


Conference14th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


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