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By Ludwig Prandtl

The record provides, really in brief, partially one an creation to hydrodynamics that is designed to provide those that haven't but been actively all for this technology the sort of take hold of of the theoretical underlying ideas that they could persist with the following advancements. partially there follows a separate dialogue of different inquiries to be thought of, during which the speculation of aerofoils claims the best component to the distance. The final half is dedicated to the appliance of the aerofoil idea to screw propellers. A desk giving an important amounts is on the finish of the record. a brief reference checklist of the literature at the topic and in addition a desk of contents are added.

Translated from German through the employees of the nationwide Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

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This mutual relation, which was discovered in a different manner by my assistant, Dr. Munk, is of importance in various applications. the velocity field of group 2 is exactly of the same amount as that experienced by group 2 due to the velocity field of group 1. We can interpret the partial integration performed above by saying that the velocity w appears by it as built up out of the contributions by merely infinitesimal wings having the length dx and the circulation r, while previously we have always built it up out of the action,.

We recognize the rotation of FIG. —Wing having finite, but small, chord. Distribution of vertical velocity the profile as well as that of the lifting component along a line parallel to direction of flight. force, whichwas originally perpendicular, I. Infinitely long wing. IT. The downward velocity produced by vortices flowing off. w through the angle p where tan ^p = - and In. Finite wing, sum of I and 11. V w is the velocity downward at the location of the center of pressure (i. , at the lifting line).

We shall therefore and again designate it by k2. Calculations gave the following form the ratio F: 7r values: TABLE 3. 2 Values of k = F': 4 (b—d)2. I 6 ..... 000 2...... 500 k It is seen that even very narrow slots produce an important increase in the induced drag. For a very wide opening 7c 2 falls to one-half, as may be deduced easily from the fact that now, instead of one monoplane, we have two monoplanes of half the span. 35 (log,, b/d) 2 (69) Figures. 55-57 show, at the left, the uniplanar w*—flow and, at the right, the surfaces F', for a monoplane, a biplane, and a monoplane with a slot.

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