Airfoils with Circular Leading Edges

Airfoils are generally thickest somewhere around the middle. The classic NACA four-digit airfoils are thickest at 30% of the chord, and laminar flow airfoils are thicker around the 50% mark. Let’s throw out the received wisdom and make some airfoils that are thickest close to the front. Rather than working with a lifting body, let’s […]