DESIGN OF A HIGH-LIFT AIRFOIL FOR HANG-GLIDER APPLICATIONS
Keywords:Aerodynamics, Structures, Design
AbstractThe design requirements for an airfoil for hang-glider applications are reviewed. An airfoil design computer program was used to develop an airfoil providing a high maximum lift coefficient, a high lift-to-drag ratio, and a docile stall behavior at a Reynolds numberof 1 million. Comparisons to other low-Reynolds number high-lift airfoils are made.
CLEARANCE AND LICENSE TO PUBLISH:
This paper is UNCLASSIFIED (for public reasons) and has been cleared by the appropriate agencies, company and government. This paper represents original work by the author(s). No portion of the material is covered by a prior copyright; or for any portion copyrighted, the author has obtained permission for its use.
I hereby license OSTIV to publish this paper and to use it for all of OSTIV's current and future publications uses.