Inverse design of a thick supercritical airfoil

Tjoetjoek Eko Pambagjo, Kazuhiro Nakahashi, Shigeru Obayashi

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In this paper, a study on designing a thick supercritical airfoil by utilizing Takanashi's inverse design method is discussed. One of the problems to design a thick supercritical airfoil by Takanashi's method is that an oscillation of the geometry may occur during the iteration process. To reduce the oscillation, an airfoil parameterization method is utilized as the smoothing procedure. A guideline to determine the target pressure distribution to realize the thick airfoil is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences
Issue number140
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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