Subsonic and Transonic Airfoil Design Applying Numerical Optimization Techniques
Proceedings Conference on Actual Problems of Mathematics and Mechanics, Kazan State University, Kazan, Russische Föderation, October 1-3, 2000
The specific design of airfoils is one of the classical tasks of aerodynamics. Since the airfoil characteristics are directly dependent on the inviscid pressure distribution the application of inverse calculation methods is obvious. The numerical airfoil optimization offers an alternative to the inverse design and attracts increasing interest. With this approach an automated search for an optimal solution with respect to a user-specified objective function is performed. An overview about recent results on subsonic and transonic airfoil optimizations will be given.