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nw_ds September 28, 2012 15:16

Pressure around an airfoil in boundary-fitted coordinates
 
I am trying to solve the viscous flow around an airfoil NACA 0012 using the vorticity streamfunction formulation in boundary-fitted coordinates , I have managed to find the velocity field everywhere but I can't seem to find a way to calculate the pressure field around the airfoil or at least on its surface to calculate the lift.

I have tried many things no thing seems to work. I started to doubt the velocity field,but the velocity field looks correct but I am not sure anymore.

So I would appreciate it if anyone can get me a version of the pressure equation ( static or total ) in boundary fitted coordinates with the appropriate boundary conditions

michujo September 29, 2012 12:27

Hi, this answer might seem a little dumb but, can't you use Bernouilli equation to calculate pressure at every point?

p_{\infty}+\frac{1}{2} \cdot \rho U_{\infty}^2=p+\frac{1}{2} \cdot \rho U^2

Where p_{\infty} and U_{\infty} are the pressure and velocity modulus far upstream of the airfoil.

This is valid for a incompressible flow (M<0.3). If your flow is compressible then you'll have to use the compressible version of the expression.

I don't think the fact that you're using body-fitted coordinates changes anything, you just calculate p (or p-p_infinity) at every point of your domain.

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Cheers,
Michujo.

nw_ds September 30, 2012 10:06

Thanks but that's not what i am looking for

michujo September 30, 2012 11:21

I don't know if you speak spanish but you might want to check this MSc. Thesis. The algorithm to compute pressure (along with the appropriate boundary conditions) in body-fitted coordinates is all explained.

http://e-archivo.uc3m.es/bitstream/1...ranjo_2009.pdf

What she does essentially is to compute pressure at every point from the computed velocity field, regardless of the system of coordinates.

Could you explain your question a little bit more in detail?

Cheers,
Michujo.


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