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Eppler Airfoil Design and Analysis Code

The code described in this paper has been developed over the past 45 years. It combines a conformal-mapping method for the design of airfoils with prescribed velocity-distribution characteristics, a panel method for the analysis of the potential flow about given airfoils, and an integral boundary-layer method. It is very efficient and has been successfully applied at Reynolds numbers from 30,000 to 50,000,000. A compressibility correction to the velocity distributions, which is valid as long as the local flow is not supersonic, has been incorporated into the code.
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