Data Research, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Dec  2020, Pages 29-39; DOI:

Applications of Kutta-Joukowski Transformation to the Flow Past a Flat Plate

, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Dec  2020, Pages 29-39.


Sa Pai Myint 1*

1 Mathematics Department, University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar

Received: 25 August 2020; Accepted: 15 September 2020; Published: 20 October 2020

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In this paper, conformal mapping is mainly applied to the flow past a flat plate for the airfoil. Kutta-Joukowski transformation is expressed. The applications of Joukowski transformation are discussed.  Kutta-Joukowski lift theorem is also proved. The force acting on a solid body is discussed. Lift formula for the flat plate is obtained. Forces on the cylinders are derived. Conformal mapping is explained and is applied to the two-dimensional flows. Joukowski transformation which is also conformal is explained and is applied to the flows. Kutta-Joukowski lift theorem is also proved. Flows past arbitrary airfoils are considered by using Joukowski transformation.


Conformal transformation, Airfoil , Kutta-Joukowski transformation


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