AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
An analytical study of the two-dimensional viscous, incompressible steady flow over an airfoil of arbitrary shape was made. Theodorsens method was used to analyze the potential flow around the airfoil, providing edge velocities for the boundary layer equations, which were then solved by the Karman-Pohlhausen method. The resulting boundary layer displacement thickness was then added to the original airfoil shape to obtain a better potential flow solution. Iteration was continued in this manner until the desired accuracy was obtained. A computer program was written to effect this airfoil analysis technique.