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Summary of Airfoil DataThe historical development of NACA airfoils is briefly reviewed. New data are presented that permit the rapid calculation of the approximate pressure distributions for the older NACA four-digit and five-digit airfoils by the same methods used for the NACA 6-series airfoils. The general methods used to derive the basic thickness forms for NACA 6 and 7-series airfoils together with their corresponding pressure distributions are presented. Detail data necessary for the application of the airfoils to wing design are presented in supplementary figures placed at the end of the paper. The report includes an analysis of the lift, drag, pitching-moment, and critical-speed characteristics of the airfoils, together with a discussion of the effects of surface conditions. Available data on high-lift devices are presented. Problems associated with lateral-control devices, leading-edge air intakes, and interference are briefly discussed, together with aerodynamic problems of application. (author)
Document ID
19930090976
Document Type
Other
Authors
Abbott, Ira H
Von Doenhoff, Albert E
Stivers, Louis, Jr
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1945
Report/Patent Number
NACA-TR-824
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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