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Default Lift and drag coefficients for a vertical axis wind turbine
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Hello, If we have a rotating VAWT, and if we selected an airfoil which rotates by a specific speed, and monitor the lift and drag coefficient in Fluent, and the force vector of the lift is at y and its value is 1 like the attached snapshot, will the lift coefficient be accurately calculated during the rotation of the airfoil because the angle is changed and the force vector is still in y direction?
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