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Old   June 30, 2011, 11:57
Post What should be the reference area for a 2d Airfoil Analysis
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I have an airfoil (2d) of chord length 1 meter. The length of the camber line is 1.06m. The cross sectional area (2d enclosed area) is 0.17 meters. What should I give as the reference area if fluent for getting the correct cl.

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Old   July 1, 2011, 10:11
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Most of the time Airfoils use the square of the chord length as the reference area

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Old   November 24, 2011, 01:23
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I have my NACA 23015 airfoil(flow speed 36m/s) which has a chord length of 100mm, max thickness 15.05mm,...
after scaling the grid to metres...what should be the reference values for area, length and depth...
i am unable to obtain correct values for Cl and Cd...please help
its very urgent....
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Old   November 24, 2011, 17:13
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The reference area should be your chord length (after scaling) and leave the length and the depth with the default values.
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