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Aerofoil Geometry

Since airfoils are employed in accelerating and diffusing the air in a


compressor, much of the theory and research concerning the flow in
axial compressors are based on studies of isolated airfoils.

(Chord)

1: zero lift line


2: leading edge
3: nose circle
4: camber
5: thickness
6: upper surface
7: trailing edge
8: main camber line
9: lower surface