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Old   January 11, 2008, 08:18
Default what defines a low Re number for airfoil flows?
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How does one define a low Reynolds number airfoil flow? is 1 million considered low?

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Old   January 13, 2008, 01:07
Default Re: what defines a low Re number for airfoil flows
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1e6 is possibly marginally low, but not much. Perhaps a meaningful definition is that low Re is where laminar separations start causing serious issues. So yes, < 1e6 would be a reasonable threshold.
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