Thin Airfoil Theory

  • Mrinal Kaushik


Thin airfoil theory is a straightforward hypothesis of airfoils that relates angle of attack to lift for an incompressible and inviscid flow past an airfoil. This theory idealizes the flow past an airfoil as two-dimensional stream around a thin airfoil which can be envisioned as tending to an airfoil of zero thickness and infinite wingspan.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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