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Dmitriy August 2, 2005 01:55

Lift and Drag force
I am working in ansys 9.0 and using flotran module to calculate pressure and velocity distrubition over 2D domain. There are an airfoil profile in domain. Calculations are done, but i need to know drag and lift forces. Does somebody know how to calculate it in ansys?

Dmitriy August 2, 2005 02:00

Re: Lift and Drag force
And if I know lift and drag forces, how can I calculate lift and drag coefficients (Cx,Cy)?

Bart Prast August 3, 2005 05:34

Re: Lift and Drag force
You can find this using google

Springer.Z August 22, 2005 20:01

Re: Lift and Drag force
why not use cart3d?

Mahesh Agarwal September 18, 2005 01:00

Re: Lift and Drag force
Dear Freind, First you have to calculate total force nornal to aerofoil ( N ) then yu have to calculate total force paraller to aerofoil(P) then yu use formula force = 0.5*density*velocity*velocity*(area)*Cl this will give lift coefficient similarly yu can use for drag coefficient N=Lift P= Drag if yu have further dought then let me know regarding this matter

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