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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2014, 2(4), 99-102
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-2-4-1
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Airfoil Parameterization Techniques: A Review

Nilesh P. Salunke1, Juned Ahamad R. A.2, and S.A. Channiwala2

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, SVNIT, Surat, Gujarat, India

2Department of Mechanical Engineering, RCPIT, Shirpur, Maharashtra, India

Pub. Date: August 07, 2014

Cite this paper:
Nilesh P. Salunke, Juned Ahamad R. A. and S.A. Channiwala. Airfoil Parameterization Techniques: A Review. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2014; 2(4):99-102. doi: 10.12691/ajme-2-4-1

Abstract

Optimization of airfoil shape using evolutionary algorithms is becoming a trend in design of blades for turbomachines and aircraft. Evolutionary algorithms work with parameterization of airfoil shape, i.e. representation of airfoil with the help of some parameters which control its shape. Thus, one of the challenges in this field is to describe the airfoil with suitable parameters and explicit or implicit mathematical functions. This paper discusses various parameterization techniques being used to parameterize the airfoil.

Keywords:
airfoil optimization parameterization of airfoil blade optimization cascade optimization profile optimization

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