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niru May 20, 2003 02:25

flow past an aerofoil
Hi! To solve a potential flow past an aerofoil, which is suitable method-finite difference method,finite volume method or finite element method? Also what kind of grid should be generated?I am writing my own code

Tom May 20, 2003 04:14

Re: flow past an aerofoil
You should use a boundary element method (e.g. the panel method) since then you only require points on the boundary of the domain - because you are solving Laplace's equation the solution anywhere in the domain can be obtained solely from the boundary data.

Pran May 21, 2003 23:40

Re: flow past an aerofoil
Panel Method or boundary element method is more popular than other methods for solving Full Potential Equation.

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