Potential Flow Over an Airfoil

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Type: fluid dynamics

Physics Modes: poisson equation

Keywords: airfoil inviscid flow potential flow

Calculation of the inviscid flow field around a NACA airfoil using the potential equation. The potential or Laplace equation is equivalent to Poisson equation with zero source term. Boundary conditions are set as zero normal flow on the airfoil body, and unit velocity magnitude at the external boundaries of the domain.

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