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Low Reynolds Number Airfoil Design Lecture Notes

@inproceedings{SeligLowRN,
  title={Low Reynolds Number Airfoil Design Lecture Notes},
  author={Michael S. Selig}
}
An approach to low Reynolds number airfoil design is described, and several example design cases are presented and discussed. The overall approach involves using the inverse method PROFOIL for design and XFOIL for analysis. Validation of these methods and the low Reynolds number airfoil design philosophy is supported by UIUC wind tunnel experiments. These notes derive largely from four prior publications of the author (see Refs. 1–4) and the contributions of the respective co-authors are… Expand
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