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A Parameter Free Cost Function for Multi-Point Low Speed Airfoil Design

G. Veble1,2,3

Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Nova Gorica, Vipavska 13, PO Box 301, Rožna dolina, SI-5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
Pipistrel d. o. o. Ajdovscina, Goriska cesta 50a, SI-5270 Ajdovscina, Slovenia.
CAMTP, University of Maribor, Krekova 2, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenia.

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2008, 36(3), 243-260.


A simple cost function is proposed that depends on the inviscid pressure distribution around an airfoil and that, when minimized, results in airfoils that promote laminar flow. Additional constraints specify the design point of the airfoil. The method allows for straightforward inclusion of multiple design points. The resulting airfoils are quantitatively similar to those already successfully used in practice.


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Veble, G. (2008). A Parameter Free Cost Function for Multi-Point Low Speed Airfoil Design. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 36(3), 243–260.

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