Vortex Lattice Method

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The equation for NACA airfoils is in the link, together with a description. What more information do you need to get started? Where do you get stuck?
 
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Hello!
I have some queries regarding Vortex Lattice Method.
I want to design an airfoil using Vortex Lattice Method. For that, I need to find out the equation of airfoil first.
So how exactly am I going to do that?
Please refer the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NACA_airfoil#Equation_for_a_symmetrical_4-digit_NACA_airfoil

Thank you!

You cannot use vortex lattice to design an airfoil. Vortex lattice models lifting surfaces as a series of horseshoe vortices on surfaces of zero thickness. There are ways that you to some extent simulate the effects of airfoils camber using vortex lattice method but in general the vortex lattice method does not take into account the airfoil.
 

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