On the circulation and the position of the forward stagnation point on airfoils

Meseguer Ruiz, José and Alonso Rodrigo, Gustavo and Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro and Perez Grande, María Isabel (2007). On the circulation and the position of the forward stagnation point on airfoils. "International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education", v. 35 (n. 1); pp. 65-75. ISSN 2050-4586. https://doi.org/10.7227/IJMEE.35.1.5.

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Title: On the circulation and the position of the forward stagnation point on airfoils
Author/s:
  • Meseguer Ruiz, José
  • Alonso Rodrigo, Gustavo
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
  • Perez Grande, María Isabel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education
Date: January 2007
ISSN: 2050-4586
Volume: 35
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Lift and velocity circulation around airfoils are two aspects of the same phenomenon when airfoils are not stalled and the Kutta—Joukowski theorem applies. This theorem establishes a linear dependence between lift and circulation, which breaks when stalling occurs. As the angle of attack increases beyond this point, the circulation vanishes. Since the circulation determines to a great extent the position of the forward stagnation point on an airfoil, the measurement of this position is an easy and simple way to determine the circulation, which is of help in understanding the role of the latter in the generation of aerodynamic forces on airfoils.

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Item ID: 39666
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/39666/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:39666
DOI: 10.7227/IJMEE.35.1.5
Official URL: http://ijj.sagepub.com/content/35/1/65.abstract
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 11 Mar 2016 08:11
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 08:11
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