My question is kind of simple, does the calculus of variations find its way into the design of the shape of an airfoil?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm interested in what kind of mathematics gets used in basic airfoil design. I suspect the calculus of variations must be involved, but I know nothing about deriving the shape of a plane wing.

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# Aerospace The Mathematics of Airfoil Design

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