airfoil Element

Airfoil definition of an control surface at the inner/outer border.

Namespace: Empty

Schema: Empty

All All
      Element airfoilUID

Reference to the airfoil uID.

      Element rotX

Rotation around an axis, going from the leading edge point to the trailing edge point of the inner/outer border of the control surface. Defaults to 90°, which is equivalent to perpendicular on the control surface middle plane.

      Element scalY

Scaling of the airfoil in spanwise direction (not used for 2D airfoils).

      Element scalZ

Scaling in thickness direction of the airfoil.

Attribute externalDataDirectorySimple Type string
Attribute externalDataNodePathSimple Type string
Attribute externalFileNameSimple Type string

Optional definition of the exact airfoil shape at the inner/outer border of the control surface.

The airfoil shape is defined via referencing to the airfoilUID. As the leading and trailing edge point is fix due to the outer shape definition of the control surface the airfoil can only be rotated around the x-axis (axis going from leading to trailing edge of the inner/outer border of the control surface). Scaling in x-direction is also defined by the outer shape, wherefore only scaling in y and z direction is allowed.

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