For a project that my team and I are working on, we are using Autodesk Inventor Professional 2018 (student license) for 3D modelling. We are working on NACA airfoils.
I need to create an airfoil within an airfoil so that the thickness distribution is uniform at around (10/12/15)mm.
To do this modelling, I've used two methods, neither of which is satisfactory. Please advise if using geometric center of airfoil is better than aerodynamic center. And how to find it. Please suggest any other method to get the uniform thickness distribution.
Use a NACA 6415, c=600mm and NACA 6412, c=580mm. Superimpose their aerodynamic centres.
- The issue with this method is that thickness is more at Trailing Edge (TE) than at Leading Edge (LE).
Use a NACA 6415, c=600mm and scale it down to 0.85 with respect to the aerodynamic centre.
- Issue with this is that the thickness variation is too high.
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