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Important Concepts in Thin Airfoil Theory 1. This airfoil theory can be viewed as a panel method with vortex solutions taking the limits of infinite number of panels & zero thickness & zero camber { } 0 1 0 0 1( ) 1 2 2 lim lim vortex panel thin airfoil theory c N ji j i j thickness N camber dd z V KVn xd x γξ ξ α γ πξ π = →→  =−  =  = K K i ±²²²³²²²´ 2. 2( ) lL O C αα 0 1 (1 cos ) cos ) 2 LO o o o dz d dx c x θθ θ 0 = LC for 0 dz dx = {i.e. symmetric airfoils} thickness does not affect l C to 1 st
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course AERO 100 taught by Professor Willcox during the Fall '03 term at MIT.

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