TRANSONIC AIRFOIL DESIGN BY CONSTRAINED OPTIMIZATION


LEE K., EYI S.

JOURNAL OF AIRCRAFT, vol.30, no.6, pp.805-806, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.2514/3.46419
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF AIRCRAFT
  • Page Numbers: pp.805-806

Abstract

AN aerodynamic design method is developed which couples flow analysis and numerical optimization to find an airfoil shape with improved aerodynamic performance. The flow analysis code is based on the coupled Euler and boundary-layer equations in order to include the rotational, viscous physics of transonic flows. The numerical optimization process searches for the best feasible design for the specified design objective and design constraints. The method is demonstrated with several examples at transonic flow conditions.