aeronautic

A dragonfly wing airfoil is essentially a thin plate, whose upper and lower surface velocities can be closely approximated by

ue(x)V∞ = (xc)−b(upper surface) (E1.22)
ue(x)V∞ = (xc)+b(lower surface) (E1.23)


Use the following case-sensitive typed names for the various symbols.

Symbol

x

c

b

V∞

Typed

x

c

b

V

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LIFT (2 points possible)
1) If this airfoil were to be modeled as a simple vortex sheet, what would be the appropriate sheet strength (defined positive clockwise)?

γ(x)=- unanswered
2) Determine the 2D lift coefficient of this airfoil for b=0.05.
Round your answer to two significant digits.

cℓ=- unanswered
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DRAG (4 points possible)
3) The dragonfly has a wing chord of 0.01 m, and can fly at 10 m/s. Assume roughly sea level viscosity ν=1.45×10−5m2/s. Determine the momentum thickness θ on the upper and lower surfaces at the trailing edge, again for b=0.05. Specify the results in meters.
Round your answer to two significant digits.

upper surface θTE=- unanswered
lower surface θTE= - unanswered
4) What is the overall 2D profile drag for this airfoil in this condition? Round your answer to two significant digits.

cd=- unanswered
5) What is the 2D lift-to-drag ratio for this airfoil in this condition? Round your answer to two significant digits.

cℓcd=- unanswered

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