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On Satisfying the Kutta Condition in Unsteady Thin Aerofoil Theory

  title={On Satisfying the Kutta Condition in Unsteady Thin Aerofoil Theory},
  author={Kiran Ramesh},
Unsteady thin-aerofoil theory is a low-order method for solving potential-flow aerodynamics on a camber-line undergoing arbitrary motion. In this method, a Kutta condition must be applied at the trailing edge to uniquely specify the net circulation about the aerofoil. This article provides a critical discussion on applying the Kutta condition in unsteady flows, and introduces an improved method of doing so in unsteady thin-aerofoil theory. Specifi-cally, the shed wake at any discrete time step is… 

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