NACA
NACA Airfoils


NACA, a C library which can take the parameters of certain NACA airfoils and return the coordinates of a sequence of points that outline the wing shape. The data can be displayed with gnuplot.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

NACA is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

Related Data and Programs:

gnuplot_test, C programs which illustrate how a program can write data and command files so that gnuplot can create plots of the program results.

naca, a C library which can take the parameters of certain naca airfoils and return the coordinates of a sequence of points that outline the wing shape. The data can be displayed with gnuplot().

naca_test

Reference:

  1. Eastman Jacobs, Kenneth Ward, Robert Pinkerton,
    "The characteristics of 78 related airfoil sections from tests in the variable-density wind tunnel",
    NACA Report 460, 1933.

Source Code:


Last revised on 14 July 2019.