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Old 26th Sep 2018, 15:00
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C l max affected by camber of airfoil

hi guys
just a quick question that has been bugging me - possibly cos i am overthinking it!
Why is the cl max increasing as the camber of the airfoil is increased? Does it have to do with the greater kinetic energy over the top side of the airfoil as the cross section of the stream tube is reduced in virtue of the principle of continuity, energizing the laminar flow and thus hindering its sepatarion from the airfoil and the onset of the stall?

many thanks
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