Inverse airfoil design using the Navier Stokes equations

Eyi S. , Lee K.

ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION, cilt.28, sa.4, ss.245-262, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/03052159708941134
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.245-262


The feasibility of the use of the Navier-Stokes equations in aerodynamic design is examined. The Navier-Stokes equations can include the rotational viscous physics at transonic speeds, and hence are expected to produce more reliable designs. The target pressure is specified and a least-squares optimization is used to minimize the pressure discrepancy between the target and designed airfoils. The sensitivity analysis which determines the response of the flow to a geometry perturbation is performed based on a finite-difference evaluation. The performance of the design method is evaluated with various design practices.