Airfoil Selection, by Barnaby Wainfan

Airfoil Selection

by Barnaby Wainfan

ISBN-13:
9787770045257
Copyright Date:
2005
Pages:
80
Book Weight:
0.8lbs
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Consists principally of Barnaby Wainfan's technical articles originally published in KITPLANES Magazine.

The articles are reproduced here as they appeared in the magazine with the exception of minor corrections and reformatting.

The purpose of the book is to provide the reader with a basic understanding of airfoil geometry and how that geometry affects the aerodynamics of an airfoil and the characteristics of an airplane using that airfoil.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Part 1: Basic Concepts and Nomenclature
  • Part 2: Lift and Stall Characteristics
  • Part 3: Drag Characteristics
  • Part 4: Laminar and Turbulent Flow Airfoils
  • Part 5: Pitching Moment
  • Part 6: Effects of Surface Quality on Airfoil Characteristics
  • Part 7: High Lift Systems
  • Part 8: Wing Sizing and Airfoil Choice
  • References
  • Appendix 1: Properties of the Atmosphere
  • Appendix 2: Some Useful Formulae
  • Appendix 3: Selected Airfoil Data

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