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Alex H October 17, 2006 07:15

Thrust and torque of a propeller
What is the easiest or most common method of determing the thrust and torque for a 3D propeller (my first CFD 3D experience). This was modelled using a rotating reference frame and periodic boundaries.

Thanks in advance,


Jason October 17, 2006 08:07

Re: Thrust and torque of a propeller

That will output both the raw force and the coefficient. If you're working with coefficients, make sure you've set your reference values in Report->Reference Values.

Hope this helps, and good luck, Jason

881111135 June 29, 2016 15:17

excuse me!!!
what is the right refference area to get the right trust coeficient in proppelers?

scipy July 1, 2016 17:00

Seems it's just the disc area described by the propeller. I know that's the case for helicopter rotors...

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