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Old   May 20, 2003, 02:25
Default flow past an aerofoil
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niru
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Hi! To solve a potential flow past an aerofoil, which is suitable method-finite difference method,finite volume method or finite element method? Also what kind of grid should be generated?I am writing my own code
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Old   May 20, 2003, 04:14
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You should use a boundary element method (e.g. the panel method) since then you only require points on the boundary of the domain - because you are solving Laplace's equation the solution anywhere in the domain can be obtained solely from the boundary data.
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Old   May 21, 2003, 23:40
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Panel Method or boundary element method is more popular than other methods for solving Full Potential Equation.

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