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Old   July 2, 2021, 05:20
Default Propeller as actuator disc
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I need to model a propeller as an actuator disc in Fluent for an airplane study. I am not sure what boundary condition to apply and also how to model the surface.

1. Is it enough if i create a circular disc surface and name the face as actuator to apply the boundary condition to it?
2. Which condition do i need to use? Is fan sufficient or somethin else?
3. How do I insert coefficients of thrust, power, and torque into the model?

Any help will be much appreciated!
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