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Table 1:
The 16 parameters used to determine the shape of a velomobile shell. Each PARSEC airfoil can be described by 10 or more parameters, but as we are producing only one curve rather than an entire foil, only the parameters which describe the top side are necessary. In addition, we adjust only a limited set of parameters for a total of 16 degrees of freedom.
Curve PARSEC Parameter 
Top (XY) rLE Xup Zup Zxxup 
Mid (XZ) rLE Xup Zup Zxxup 
Ridge (XZ) rLE Xup Zup 
Rib (YZ) rLE Xup Zup Zxxup 
 αTE    
Curve PARSEC Parameter 
Top (XY) rLE Xup Zup Zxxup 
Mid (XZ) rLE Xup Zup Zxxup 
Ridge (XZ) rLE Xup Zup 
Rib (YZ) rLE Xup Zup Zxxup 
 αTE    

*The height of the ridge is defined in relation to the height of the middle profile.

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