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trvo February 22, 2010 10:58

FloWorks Airfoil Info
 
Hi All,

I'm new here and after a bit of help with some CFD on an airfoil I'm working on for a friend. Understanding the results is no problem for me and my friend, but getting the results is proving difficult.

The situation is that I have a completed 3d model of the airfoil in Solidworks and I want to use FloWorks to analyse the airfoil.

My current understanding is that I need to physically create a model wind tunnel, put my airfoil inside it, seal the ends and then apply FloWorks to it. Is this method correct or am I missing something?

My experience with Solidworks is limited to modelling components and surfaces and stress testing them so please forgive my lack of knowledge in the CFD area.

Many Thanks - Trev

MuratSuer March 3, 2010 21:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by trvo (Post 246903)
Hi All,

I'm new here and after a bit of help with some CFD on an airfoil I'm working on for a friend. Understanding the results is no problem for me and my friend, but getting the results is proving difficult.

The situation is that I have a completed 3d model of the airfoil in Solidworks and I want to use FloWorks to analyse the airfoil.

My current understanding is that I need to physically create a model wind tunnel, put my airfoil inside it, seal the ends and then apply FloWorks to it. Is this method correct or am I missing something?

My experience with Solidworks is limited to modelling components and surfaces and stress testing them so please forgive my lack of knowledge in the CFD area.

Many Thanks - Trev

With CFD Softwares you can not get results as wind tunnel approach so it is not necessary to model wind tunnel Each wind tunnel has different characteristic depends on roughness(it occurs different bounday layer), nozzle or diffusour

For solving aerodynamic or hydrodynamic problems you should use EXTERNAL analysis option in Floefd while setting up FloEFD How to set up FloEFD you should use Wizard button in Flow Analysis Section

How to create boundary conditions? If you set up FloEFD with using Wizard you will see Intial Conditions region At this region you should enter the value of velocity freestream or Mach number depends on Cartesian Coordinate After setting up, you can run the analysis( For aerodynamic analysis your result resolution level should be upper from 6 level(7 or 8)

That's all and Have a fun

trvo March 4, 2010 09:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by MuratSuer (Post 248461)
With CFD Softwares you can not get results as wind tunnel approach so it is not necessary to model wind tunnel Each wind tunnel has different characteristic depends on roughness(it occurs different bounday layer), nozzle or diffusour

For solving aerodynamic or hydrodynamic problems you should use EXTERNAL analysis option in Floefd while setting up FloEFD How to set up FloEFD you should use Wizard button in Flow Analysis Section

How to create boundary conditions? If you set up FloEFD with using Wizard you will see Intial Conditions region At this region you should enter the value of velocity freestream or Mach number depends on Cartesian Coordinate After setting up, you can run the analysis( For aerodynamic analysis your result resolution level should be upper from 6 level(7 or 8)

That's all and Have a fun

Thanks MuratSuer, this will help me a lot. I will have a look into FloEFD.

Kind Regards - Trev


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