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Old   May 3, 2008, 00:40
Default How should we calculate the drag force ??
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Thinnapong
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Hi All

I have simplae question for the drag force calculation in Fluent, In Fluent can calculate drag coefficient but if we need drag force we should re calculate again right ???
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Old   May 3, 2008, 09:20
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using UDF?
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Old   May 3, 2008, 12:51
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It have another way ?? because I'm not familiars for UDF !!
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Old   May 4, 2008, 07:38
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If i am not wrong, you are talking about Drag on body in external flow. In Fluent, Drag and Lift forces are possible to get, Go to Report and then force. There you can select surface on which you want to get forces and given direction (very important). Just say print and it would give forces as pressure and viscous forces which is responsible for total drag forces.

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Old   May 4, 2008, 09:21
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Thank for your advice but my simulation is unsteady and need to see force acting on my body for each time step ??? have any more advice ???
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Old   May 4, 2008, 13:46
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If you want to know forces on body at each and every timestep, then you can set in Monitor that would give drag at each time step.

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