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Computational Aerodynamics for Aircraft Design

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Science  28 Jul 1989:
Vol. 245, Issue 4916, pp. 361-371
DOI: 10.1126/science.245.4916.361

Abstract

This article outlines some of the principal issues in the development of numerical methods for the prediction of flows over aircraft and their use in the design process. These include the choice of an appropriate mathematical model, the design of shock-capturing algorithms, the treatment of complex geometric configurations, and shape modifications to optimize the aerodynamic performance.