Unsteady Airfoils

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Flow over streamlined lifting surfaces has been a major topic of fluid mechanics during most of the twentieth century. For simplicity, unsteady effects have often been ignored. However, most modern fluid-dynamic devices encounter or generate unsteady flow, whether intentional or not, for at least part of their operating conditions. The author focuses on the role of unsteady effects in an important class of flow problems, namely, two-dimensional oscillating airfoils, and on the advances that have been made within the past decade toward understanding these special and challenging flows

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  • W. J. McCroskey

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