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drawDATCOMaircraft generates an aircraft's thre view drawings from given DATCOM input files.

[xu,yu,xl,yl,xc,yc]=GenerateNACASeries4Airfoil(afid,dotcount,xmod)
function [xu,yu,xl,yl,xc,yc]=GenerateNACASeries4Airfoil(afid,dotcount,xmod)

%--------------------------------------------------------------------------
%GenerateNACASeries4Airfoil
%Version 1.20
%Created by Stepen (zerocross_raptor@yahoo.com)
%Created 20 November 2010
%Last modified 30 November 2011
%--------------------------------------------------------------------------
%GenerateNACASeries4Airfoil generates the airfoil vertexes' coordinate of
%the given NACA Series 4 Airfoil. The math equation used to generates the
%airfoil coordinates is based on Theory of Wing Section Chapter 6 by Abbott
%and Doenhoff.
%--------------------------------------------------------------------------
%Syntax:
%[xu,yu,xl,yl,xc,yc]=GenerateNACASeries4Airfoil(afid,dotcount,xmod)
%Input argument:
%- afid (1 x 4 str) specifies NACA Series 4 Airfoil identifier.
%- dotcount (1 x 1 int) specifies the number of vertexes to be generated on
%  the airfoil's camber/mean line.
%- xmod (str) specifies the mode of airfoil vertex distribution. Enter
%  'Uniform' to create uniform vertex distribution or 'Cosine' to create
%  vertex distribution based on cosine function (More vertex on the leading
%  edge region).
%Output argument:
%- xu (i x 1 num) specifies the x axis location of airfoil's upper surface
%  vertexes in fraction of chord. The airfoil's upper surface vertex are
%  arranged from leading edge (the first element of xu) to the trailing
%  edge (the last element of xu).
%- yu (i x 1 num) specifies the y axis location of airfoil's upper surface
%  vertexes in fraction of chord. The airfoil's upper surface vertex are
%  arranged from leading edge (the first element of yu) to the trailing
%  edge (the last element of yu).
%- xl (i x 1 num) specifies the x axis location of airfoil's lower surface
%  vertexes in fraction of chord. The airfoil's lower surface vertex are
%  arranged from leading edge (the first element of xl) to the trailing
%  edge (the last element of xl).
%- yl (i x 1 num) specifies the y axis location of airfoil's lower surface
%  vertexes in fraction of chord. The airfoil's lower surface vertex are
%  arranged from leading edge (the first element of yl) to the trailing
%  edge (the last element of yl).
%- xc (i x 1 num) specifies the x axis location of airfoil's camber line
%  vertexes in fraction of chord. The airfoil's camber line vertex are
%  arranged from leading edge (the first element of xc) to the trailing
%  edge (the last element of xc).
%- yc (i x 1 num) specifies the y axis location of airfoil's camber line
%  vertexes in fraction of chord. The airfoil's camber line vertex are
%  arranged from leading edge (the first element of yc) to the trailing
%  edge (the last element of yc).
%--------------------------------------------------------------------------

%CodeStart-----------------------------------------------------------------
%Checking input afid
    if ~ischar(afid)
        error('Airfoil identifier must be a string!')
    end
    if numel(afid)~=4
        error('Airfoil identifier must be a 4 digit number!')
    end
    if isempty(str2double(afid))
        error('Airfoil identifier must be a 4 digit number!')
    end
%Checking input dotcount
    if numel(dotcount)~=1
        error('Number of vertex must be scalar!')
    end
    if (mod(dotcount,1~=0))||(dotcount<0)
        error('Number of vertex must be positive integer!')
    end
%Checking input xmod
    if nargin<3
        xmod='Cosine';
    end
    if (~strcmpi(xmod,'Uniform'))&&(~strcmpi(xmod,'Cosine'))
        error('Vertex distribution input must be Uniform or Cosine!')
    end
%Assigning identifier to equation coefficient
    id1=str2double(afid(1));
    id2=str2double(afid(2));
    id3=str2double(afid([3,4]));
    m=id1*(1/100);            %Maximum camber
    p=id2*(10/100);           %Maximum camber location
    t=id3*(1/100);            %Maximum thickness
    if t==0
        warning(['Zero thickness airfoil!',...
                 ' Airfoil will be just a camber line!'])
    end
%Calculating x-axis location of camber line vertexes
    panelcount=dotcount-1;
    if strcmpi(xmod,'Uniform')
        panellength=1/panelcount;
        xc=(0:panellength:1)';
    elseif strcmpi(xmod,'Cosine')
        deltadeg=90/panelcount;
        xc=1-cosd(0:deltadeg:90)';
    end
%Preallocating array for speed
    yc=zeros(dotcount,1);
    gc=zeros(dotcount,1);
    yt=zeros(dotcount,1);
    xu=zeros(dotcount,1);
    xl=zeros(dotcount,1);
    yu=zeros(dotcount,1);
    yl=zeros(dotcount,1);
%Calculating y-axis location of camber line vertexes and camber gradient
    if m~=0
        for i=1:1:dotcount
            if xc(i)<=p
                yc(i)=(m/(p^2))*((2*p*xc(i))-(xc(i)^2));
            elseif xc(i)>p
                yc(i)=(m/((1-p)^2))*(1-(2*p)+(2*p*xc(i))-(xc(i)^2));
            end
            gc(i)=(m/p^2)*(2*p+2*xc(i));
        end
    end
%Converting camber gradient to camber slope and normal
    sc=atand(gc);
%Calculating thickness distribution
    for i=1:1:dotcount
        yt(i)=5*t*((0.29690*(xc(i)^0.5))-...
                   (0.12600*xc(i))-...
                   (0.35160*(xc(i)^2))+...
                   (0.28430*(xc(i)^3))-...
                   (0.10150*(xc(i)^4)));
    end
%Generating airfoil vertexes
    for i=1:1:dotcount
        xu(i)=xc(i)-yt(i)*sind(sc(i));
        yu(i)=yc(i)+yt(i)*cosd(sc(i));
        xl(i)=xc(i)+yt(i)*sind(sc(i));
        yl(i)=yc(i)-yt(i)*cosd(sc(i));
    end
%CodeEnd-------------------------------------------------------------------

end

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