SUBCRITICAL AND SUPERCRITICAL AIRFOILS FOR GIVEN PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/281997
Title:
SUBCRITICAL AND SUPERCRITICAL AIRFOILS FOR GIVEN PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS
Author:
Hassan Eissa, Ahmed Abdelatif
Issue Date:
1981
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An effective method, based on hodograph theory, has been developed for the aerodynamic design of subcritical and shock-free supercritical airfoil sections. In addition to the free-stream conditions, the input to the design procedure includes a prescription of the subsonic part of a target pressure distribution and, for supercritical airfoils, of a presumed stream function on the sonic line. A computer program carries out a number of sequential steps that result in an airfoil with a pressure distribution close to that desired at little computational cost. Thus, the airfoil designer can alter the input if design goals are not met and quickly produce another candidate airfoil. This is aided by appropriate graphic display of the airfoil and its pressure distribution.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Aerofoils -- Design and construction -- Computer programs.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Seebass, A. R.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSUBCRITICAL AND SUPERCRITICAL AIRFOILS FOR GIVEN PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONSen_US
dc.creatorHassan Eissa, Ahmed Abdelatifen_US
dc.contributor.authorHassan Eissa, Ahmed Abdelatifen_US
dc.date.issued1981en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn effective method, based on hodograph theory, has been developed for the aerodynamic design of subcritical and shock-free supercritical airfoil sections. In addition to the free-stream conditions, the input to the design procedure includes a prescription of the subsonic part of a target pressure distribution and, for supercritical airfoils, of a presumed stream function on the sonic line. A computer program carries out a number of sequential steps that result in an airfoil with a pressure distribution close to that desired at little computational cost. Thus, the airfoil designer can alter the input if design goals are not met and quickly produce another candidate airfoil. This is aided by appropriate graphic display of the airfoil and its pressure distribution.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAerofoils -- Design and construction -- Computer programs.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace and Mechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSeebass, A. R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8121930en_US
dc.identifier.oclc8710880en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b13917535en_US
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