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Isabella W. April 15, 2019 08:58

Lift Force
Dear Colleagues,

I'm a Chemical Engineer(ing) student and I'm simulating a drone in CFX. I need to calculate lift force of this drone. I'm currently using this tutorial as a guide to my calcutations:
Basically, the boundaries are "opening" type and "force_z@drone" is used to obtain the lift force.
Is this the correct formula/method? If not, what should I use?


ghorrocks April 15, 2019 19:50

Providing the lift force is defined in the z direction then that is the correct CEL expression to use. Also the boundary surface named "drone" would have to be the entire outer surface of the drone.

Isabella W. April 15, 2019 22:38

Thank you for your reply!

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