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  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 121
  • August 1982, pp. 517-529

Cambered valve leaflets that maximize initial rate of closure

  • E. O. Tuck (a1), A. Helfgott (a2) and R. W. Yeung (a3)
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  • Published online: 01 April 2006

Camber distributions are chosen for airfoils of zero thickness that maximize the angular velocity induced by a sudden decrease in free-stream velocity. Those optimal shapes that are in equilibrium in steady forward flow are also neutrally stable in that position.

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