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Old   November 23, 2015, 22:08
Default Finding Airfoil from its coordinates
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I found a coordinate file of an airfoil but I don't know which airfoil does it belong to. I tried looking at few airfoils at airfoildb but couldn't match any. Any ideas on how can I find its name? I know that is a NACA airfoil.
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Old   November 24, 2015, 02:08
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NACA aerofoils are coded with respect to their camber/ chord/ other dimensional parameters.. did you try looking at the nomenclature of NACA aerofoils..? Plot the aerofoil and compute the chord & camber (if any) and look for the closest one in library (XFoil etc.)
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Thank you fresty for your reply. I went to airfoiltools.com and there I uploaded my coordinates file. It told me the camber and other details and I was able to find my airfoil.
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Old   December 2, 2015, 15:40
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If you have Matlab or a similar computing tool you can create a script to scan the whole UIUC airfoil database (you will have to download it first) and compare the coordinates of each file in the database.
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Old   December 5, 2015, 03:11
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I liked the idea. Programming has amazing potentials. Thanks for your response.
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