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Old   January 18, 2010, 07:37
Default drag calculation OF1.6
Axel Söhngen
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I'm new using OpenFoam and I want to calculate the drag of an icoFoam case. Is there a simple command to make such a calculation?

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Old   January 18, 2010, 14:17
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Hi Axel,

You can simply add the code below to your system/controlDict file:

    type forceCoeffs;
    functionObjectLibs ("");
    patches (foil); //change to your patch name
    rhoName rhoInf;
    rhoInf 1.2255;
    CofR (0 0 0);
    liftDir (0 1 0);
    dragDir (1 0 0);
    pitchAxis (0 0 0);
    magUInf 0.621; //freestream U
    lRef 1; //reference length (for moment calculations)
    Aref 0.1;  //reference area 
    outputControl timeStep;
    outputInterval 1;
This will create a forceCoeff folder in your case dir, with CL, CD, and CM, at the specified output intervals.

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