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Richard March 11, 2000 08:55

Low Reynolds number for airfoil
I'm trying to find any published data with plot of Reynolds number vs Drag coefficient(i.e Re<10,000). Could any one mention any experimental data to me cause i'm using Fluent package which whenever i use high RE the cpu time doesn't allow me to continue iterating for long. Thanks

Jens Wyrwa March 20, 2000 08:24

Re: Low Reynolds number for airfoil
Are you sure? The Reynolds numbers around 10,000 occur on wings of little birds!

I found the explenation of Kroo interesting I found at:

Bird aerodynamics is done by:

and Martin Hepple gives some hints on Aerodynamics of model airplaines which fly at very low Re-numbers too:

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