Calculation of Drag Coefficient manually
In a given 2D geometry, which area does fluent considers for the calculation of Drag Coefficient? I am solving for the drag of an ellipse. Fluent gives the value of Drag Coefficient directly. But how do we know the area considered by fluent?

Re: Calculation of Drag Coefficient manually
The area is simply the cross sectional area of a sphere, pi*r^2

Re: Calculation of Drag Coefficient manually
Projected area is used in finding lift and drag coeffiecient. For example, you can give the diameter of cylinder when you are interested in flow over cylinder.

Re: Calculation of Drag Coefficient manually
I was trying to mach the coeffient of drag value calculated by fluent with my mannual calculation, but the values were different. But Later I found that fluent takes some default vale of Area and other parameters. It does not consider the Area in our geometry.

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i want to calculate area of circles which would be used in ansys fluent ....
it is 2d heat exchanger and i have problem how to calculate area of circle in front of flow or which area i have to put in reference value .. i have confusion whether i have to use area of 2 or 4 circles ??? kindly tell me how to calculate this area or which area i have to put in reference value ??? i have attached the jpeg. file of structure to further explain it ? waiting for answer...i will be very thankful to you. what Reference values should I used in fluent to find the area as defaults values are 1 for area,depth and length. Area=? Depth=? 
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