airfoil boundary condition
hello all; I'm writing a computer code simulating flow about an airfoil, in case of 2D, incompressible, laminar and viscous flow.Reynolds number equal 2x10**3. Governing equations were adimentionalised by setting U=u/ue and V=v/ue, .......(ue is the upstream velocity) My question is about the boundary condition at upstream, is it U=1, or U=Re*visc/C Re: Reynolds number Vis: Kinematic vicosity of air C: Corde
Thanx 
Re: airfoil boundary condition
Dear Bouencer,
The upstream BC should be U = ue/ue = 1. The kinematic viscosity would then become Vis/Re, after nondimensionalisation. Regards, Ganesh 
Re: airfoil boundary condition
Yes,
Ganesh is right. Also, to add more : u said: " is it U=1, or U=Re*visc/C" It should be u=Re*visc/C and not 'U'. Here 'u' has dimensions. But U doesnt have. If u calculate 'u' based on the above Re and divide by ue, u shud get '1' at the upstream. regards, Dominic 
Re: airfoil boundary condition
Thanx Ganesh, Please i've an other question: I'm using Cgrid generation, so the upstream side in physical domain become the top side in computational domain, how to write the boundary condition U=1 (condition in physical domain in terms of cartesian coordinates) in computational domain where i must express U in terms of the new curvillinear coordinates ksi and eta

Re: airfoil boundary condition
Hi,
If U' represents the solution in computational domain, and U in the physical domain then, U' = [T] U, Where [T] =  d(x,y)/d(ksi,eta)  T(1,1)=dx/dksi ; T(1,2)=dy/dksi ; T(2,1)=dx/deta; T(2,2)=dy/deta; Here [T] is the Jacobian of the transformation.. Knowing U, you can compute U'... regards, Dominic 
Re: airfoil boundary condition
thanx Dominic; If y're agree i'll send you the mathematical model in cartesian and curvillinear coordinates with descriptions, the finite volumes steps discretization and my code program in Fortran.

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hai all.. im also writting computer code using fortran.. i try to simulate airfoil in cgrid.. my problem is.. i not sure the boundary condition at double connected grid (after the trailing edge).. hope u all can help me.. thanks.. :confused:

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