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Old   July 25, 2006, 10:10
Default Panels vs Vortex Lattice
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Does anyone know what the advantage is of a panel method with let's say, sources and doublets in stead of a pure vortex lattice method.

Are there some general well known advantages or drawbacks for either of those potential methods?


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Old   July 25, 2006, 12:02
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Vortex lattice does not model thickness, and all bodies are lifting bodies. So for example a basic vortex lattice method cant study the influence of an airplane body on the wings efficiency.

A vortex lattice if very easy to implement. A panel code a bit more difficult.
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