Potential Flow About Three-Dimensional Streamlined Lifting Configurations, with Application to Wings and Rotors.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
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A numerical method is developed and successfully applied which is believed capable of converging to the exact calculation of three-dimensional lifting potential flows, including cases of unsteady motion. The principal current limitation on its precision is restricted funds for computation. The exact body surface boundary conditions are enforced, and all wake surfaces are unconstrained -- allowed to move with the local velocity field. The assumptions made in the theoretical model are that the fluids is ideal incompressible and inviscid and that no separation may take place.
- Fluid Mechanics