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Old   March 19, 2008, 16:23
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Diego Flores
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How I can measure the DRAG in any model of Fluent??

For instance a 3d Car model or in 3d wing
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Old   March 19, 2008, 20:53
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From the menu: Report -> Forces...

select all the surfaces of the car or wing (whatever you want to find the drag on) and select the vector direction of the drag force. So, if x points forward (where the car is going) then for drag you'd set the vector direction to:

x = -1

y = 0

z = 0

and the result is you get the component of the total force acting on the surfaces you selected - in the rear pointing direction - which is drag!
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Old   March 21, 2008, 13:32
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remember to set reference area in CD/CL calc and switch to correct reference velocity also
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Old   August 29, 2009, 19:06
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I calculated drag force and coefficient in the same way that you have mentioned but I obtained 0.313 for 3D truck geometry. In literature, drag coef. value for truck is between 0.6-0.9. Furtherome, what is wrong with my calculations? I set the ref. values 20 m/s for velocity and 7.2 m2 for frontal area of truck. Also, what is CD/CL calc.for reference are that you mentioned in the last message?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonathan Vogt
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From the menu: Report -> Forces...

select all the surfaces of the car or wing (whatever you want to find the drag on) and select the vector direction of the drag force. So, if x points forward (where the car is going) then for drag you'd set the vector direction to:

x = -1

y = 0

z = 0

and the result is you get the component of the total force acting on the surfaces you selected - in the rear pointing direction - which is drag!
Dear Jonathan Vogt

its perfect to use X=-1, Y=0 and Z=0, to find drag on a car that is translating in positive X direction..... But how can we calculate drag for a car that is rotating about Y -axis...... (i.e initially it is aligned to +X axis and then during rotation it get aligned to +Z axis after rotating 90 degree and then it again gets realigned to +X axis after travelling another 90 degree...
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