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Franz March 24, 2008 17:45

spinning Golf Ball
Hi, I'm looking for cfd software to create flow models of a spinning golf ball. Is Fluent the best software to do that? I would like to know where my limitations of aerodynamic calculations are in my special case (Cd, Cl, local Re).


Dave S March 25, 2008 03:19

Re: spinning Golf Ball
Fluent can do this for you but for external aerodynamics there are some special considerations. To achieve a high accuracy, main point being the drag co-efficient, you should aim to set up the B/L so that you resolve down into the viscous sublayer (y+=1) and then use a low Re turbulence model. Prediction of Cl is pretty good. By resolving into the viscous sublayer there will be no Re effects.

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