Low Speed Aerodynamic Characteristic of Modified Sonic Arc Airfoil

수정 Sonic Arc 익형의 저속 공력특성

  • 이장창 (안동대학교 기계공학과)
  • Received : 2011.10.26
  • Accepted : 2012.01.27
  • Published : 2012.02.01


The low speed aerodynamic characteristics of modified sonic arc airfoil which is developed to fit the transonic regime are investigated. This airfoil is designed by using the shape function of sonic arc proposed by Schwendenman, the data of NACA0012, and commercial program Maple. In order to investigate the low speed aerodynamic characteristic of sonic arc airfoil, the numerical analysis is conducted below Mach number 0.3 and the results are compared and analyzed with it of NACA0012 airfoil. At each Mach number, the drag of modified sonic arc airfoil is less 1.5% than NACA0012's drag and the lift of modified sonic arc airfoil is less 2% than NACA0012's lift. The moment coefficient of modified sonic arc airfoil is also less 1.4% than it of NACA0012 at each Mach number.


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