VL1 Laminar Joukowski airfoil at Re=1000

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This test case concerns the laminar flow around a symmetric Joukowski airfoil at zero incidence. It is designed as a verification case of the viscous terms of the Navier-Stokes equations.  A low Reynolds number of 1,000 is employed to emphasise the viscous terms. For an adjoint consistent discretization, the optimal convergence rate for an output functional is 2P. Otherwise, the convergence rate can be expected to be P+1. The Joukowski airfoil is used for this test as the cusped trailing edge removes the inviscid singularity at the trailing edge. However, there is still a singularity in skin friction. The provided grids are design to cluster nodes at both the trailing edge singularity and the stagnation point in order to capture the expected order of accuracy. Hence, all participants must use the provided grids.

Features and challenges: 
Curved geometry
Steady flow
Subsonic flow
Laminar flow
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