Structural and shape optimization in aerodynamic airfoil performance: literature review


  • Juan Manuel De Egea J.
  • Diego P. Pinto Roa
  • Christian E. Schaerer


Aerodynamic airfoil performance has been subject to research from the beginning of aviation itself. Oversimplifying, airfoil shape generates the lift and drag forces, and the goal of airfoil design consists in to minimize the drag force (under certain conditions) while achieving an appropriate lift without massive flow separation (boundary layer shedding) fulfilling possible limitations on the lifting force, pitching moment, and structural requirements.[...]


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Biografia do Autor

Juan Manuel De Egea J.

National University of Asunción , San Lorenzo, Paraguay

Diego P. Pinto Roa

National University of Asunción , San Lorenzo, Paraguay

Christian E. Schaerer

National University of Asunción , San Lorenzo, Paraguay


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