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Old   October 27, 2021, 12:05
Default Calculating average thrust of a cd nozzle
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I'm simulating a small rocket nozzle and currently conducting a grid convergence study of my simulation. I'm using a plot of thrust along the outlet plane (in the radial direction) to evaluate the different grids.

However, I would like a single value of thrust to make it easier to compare. How can I calculate an averaged thrust?
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Old   October 27, 2021, 13:20
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In order to get a thrust value with Newton as a unit as the plot suggests, you need to integrate over the area anyway. Which is what I would suggest to get a single value for thrust.
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