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Matlab program for Joukowski Airfoil

version (2.01 KB) by Vasishta Bhargava
Joukowski mapping function, Airfoil, Thickness, Camber


Updated 11 Mar 2019

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This program is written in matlab, and uses the Joukowski mapping method, to transform a circle in complex z-plane to desired airfoil shape.i.e either symmetric or cambered airfoil
If the displacement of circle is done only in real axis (x-axis) then it results in symmetric airfoil
If the displacement of circle is done both in real and complex axis (x & y directions) then it results in cambered airfoil
It also requires a circle of specific radius. The ratio of the circle radius to its displacement in the z-plane determines the thickness of the airfoil and camber is calculated using the reference circle centered at origin.
The program plots the contours of the normalized streamlines around the circle /cylinder and around mapped airfoil

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Vasishta Bhargava (2020). Matlab program for Joukowski Airfoil (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (3)

Rename the file without spaces and run it

Please rename the file without any spaces
MATLAB script files do not allow spaces for filenames or filenames beginning with numbers / special characters


Very good job


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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2012b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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