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Old   July 12, 2010, 12:17
Default Body forces on hovering airfoil
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hii am solving a dynamic mesh case in which my flow is stationary and airfoil is performing hovering motion now i have given inlet velocity as 0 since flow is stationary but i want to calculate body forces due to motion of airfoil in fluid.
please kindly suggest what should be done in order to calculate lift and drag on body
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Old   July 13, 2010, 03:14
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I've never modelled a hovering airfoil, let's see if my comments make sense for you.
Probably you need to perform transient analysis. I was thinking to do a steady state analysis for simplicity but I cannot find any way of doing it.
Then you need to assign a predefined velocity to the wing according to the hovering trajectory you want. Probably all the points will have the same velocity at a given time if we consider the airfoil totally rigid. If the airfoil deforms substantially, you may need fluid-structure interaction.
Hope it makes sense.
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