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Old   January 30, 2006, 17:16
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Hello everyone,

I am currently working on a full 3D aircraft model (modeled with symmetry) - and I would like to know how I can extract the sectional (or spanwise) Cl (Lift Coefficient) loading?

I can make spanwise cuts on the wing, but it won't allow me to calculated forces on these cuts (effectively 2D airfoil curves).
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Old   January 30, 2006, 20:19
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Hi Riaan, Even i am facing the same problem. If you get the way to find it, please do let me also know.

regards, vyom
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Old   January 31, 2006, 09:32
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dear brother

make isosurface on the the section you want , and after the solving draw the lift and calculate the forces in the direction you want.

please sent to me the gambit journal.

with my best wishes mohamed hassan m75202@yahoo.com

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Old   February 1, 2006, 10:37
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Does this mean I have to make these surfaces BEFORE I run the solution? Why can't I just extract it from the converged solution?

Thanks for the offer, but I cannot send you my Gambit journal file - it is confidential.
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Old   February 2, 2006, 11:11
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Well, from the Fluent support guys - you need a UDF for this
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Old   February 2, 2006, 17:08
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Hi Riaan, I havent used UDF and have no experience in it. Could you please help me in creating udf for the same.

regards, Vyom
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Old   February 2, 2006, 18:13
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Well, I am also no expert in UDF - the tech support guys from fluentusers help me a lot. I will try to get it into Fluent this weekend and let you know.

Cheers Riaan
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Old   February 2, 2006, 22:45
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Hi Riaan, Thanks for the reply. I would highly appreciate your help.

regards Vyom
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Old   February 6, 2006, 16:58
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Hello everyone, I'm working on a project, it's about an agricultural aicraft and I have a problem, because, I need to calculate the lift distribution across the wing, and the worse part is that this wing has an aerodinamical and a geometryc twist.

if you can help me giving me some examples i'll apreciate it.
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Old   January 13, 2013, 15:03
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I know its almost 7 years to the original post, I'm writing this so people in future can use. In order to get the spanwise lift distribution, you have to create iso-surfaces at different spanwise locations of your choice. Generate xy plot for cp distribution, then manually calculate the value of local cl from excel or similar software. The catch is the data fluent will export will not have upper and lower surface separately, they will be mixed and you will have to manually find out which points lie on the upper surface and which on the lower. There will be no accompanying z coordinates to help you either. If you are going to extract data for a few geometries this will work, but if your work requires you to do it repeatedly for many geometries, I won't recommend this technique. In that case you should find some strategy to distinguish between upper and lower surfaces from the exported cp distribution data.
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