Different airfoil designs

June, 17, 2021 by

Airfoils can be optimized for different performance criteria.

The rotor of the S97 Raider, wing of the SR71 Blackbird, empennage of the B787 or even a dolphin’s flipper all function on the same base principle however their airfoil profiles vary greatly.

Siddhansh Narang is a contributor for the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor.