Mono-Element Combined Supercritical High Lift Airfoil.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A multi-purpose mono-element airfoils is disclosed for aerodynamic and hydrodynamic vehicles and devices. The multipurpose mono-element highlift airfoil when utilized in an aerodynamic application provides a combined no-moving-parts high lift and cruise airfoil which in conjunction with a plenum, upon pressure initiation, causes pressurized air to issue from a slot tangent to the airfoil surface and remains attached to the airfoils shaped trailing edge, providing a controlled resultant force of thrust. Upon application to hydrodynamic vehicles, the multi-purpose mono-element airfoil is placed in the freestream and provides turning or pitching forces to the vehicle without any deflection of itself or any mechanical components. Author
- Fluid Mechanics