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Old   June 5, 2008, 06:27
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Is there any prohibition from placing potential flow articles in the wiki? Or are they out of the scope of what is considered CFD?

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Old   June 20, 2008, 08:11
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It's definitely CFD, it's just a simpler subset of inviscid flows. Before ample computing hardware existed to solve Euler/Navier-Stokes, potential flow solution methods were all the rage.

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Old   June 20, 2008, 22:55
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I agree. In some circumstances (e.g. preliminary aircraft design), these are methods more appropriate than a full blown Navier-Stokes solution. Methods like VLM and Prandtl lifting line do provide very good estimates for loads. Certainly accurate enough for engineering design.

These methods are covered in other web sites :Sydney University's "Aerodynamics for Students".

However, the wiki for this site does not adress these simpler CFD equations at all. I thought that there may some guidelines for what should go into the wiki.

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