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a critical assessment of wind tunnel results for the naca 0012 airfoilA large body of experimental results, obtained in more than 40 wind tunnels on a single, well-known two-dimensional configuration, has been critically examined and correlated. An assessment of some of the possible sources of error has been made for each facility, and data which are suspect have been identified. It was found that no single experiment provided a complete set of reliable data, although one investigation stands out as superior in many respects. However, from the aggregate of data the representative properties of the NACA 0012 airfoil can be identified with reasonable confidence over wide ranges of Mach number, Reynolds number, and angles of attack. This synthesized information can now be used to assess and validate existing and future wind tunnel results and to evaluate advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics codes.
Document ID
19880002254
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Mccroskey, W. J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1987
Subject Category
AERODYNAMICS
Report/Patent Number
A-87321
NASA-TM-100019
AD-A193182
USAAVSCOM-TM-87-A-5
NAS 1.15:100019
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 992-21-01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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