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Old   March 20, 2007, 23:38
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As part of my Aircraft Design Project I am doing CFD on an NLF airfoil with varying AoAs and Aileron/Flap settings. The airfoil with 0 aileron and flap deflection works fine - meshed and ran in fluent without errors. My problem is with the airfoils with aileron and flap deflections.

I meshed the airfoil with a -2 deg deflection of the aileron the similar to how I did the airfoil with no deflection, however when checking the grid in fluent with the meshed airfoil with aileron deflection I get a Failed grid check error due to negative volumes.

Are there any suggestions as to how I may remedy this? What I have tried thus far is changing the mesh size/type with no luck.

Thanks in advance!
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Old   March 29, 2007, 02:49
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Check the skewness of the face meshes.

Try to bring them down below .7

Should work fine.



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Old   March 29, 2007, 08:46
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Thanks for the response. I've actually figured it out a while a go and have moved on from the airfoil to the fuselage.

Thanks again though
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