Wing Geometry

Definition of lift and drag total force by fluid acting on the body lift perpendicular to the free stream Source of total forca (or lift and drag)shear stress on the surface of the body (parallel to the body)pressure on the Read more

Joukowski Airfoil

One of the more important potential flow results obtained using conformal mapping are the solutions of the potential flows past a family of airfoil shapes known as Joukowski foils. Like some of the other solutions presented here, we begin with Read more

Rankine Oval – Potential Flow

Plane potential flows allows us to approximate the streamlines of a fluid flow.  It does this  by using Laplace’s equations to determine the basic velocity potentials and stream functions for simple irrotational flows.  In turn, these basic velocity potentials and stream Read more