Published online by Cambridge University Press: 04 July 2016
A simple model is presented for an aerofoil with a recirculating Prandtl-Batchelor region behind a spoiler. Using thin aerofoil theory the model is posed as a pair of coupled nonlinear singular integrodifferential equations for the shape of the separating streamline and the distribution of vorticity along the aerofoil. These equations are solved numerically and results are presented. In particular, some conclusions are drawn regarding the lift on such aerofoils.