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jsb12136 September 20, 2015 08:55

Air foil lift coefficient reference area
Hi guys,
I am running simulations of NACA0012 air foil single blade in 3D. When I calculate lift coefficient I have know the reference area. What is the reference area in different AOA? Is it always chord length times height?
Thank you

fluid23 September 21, 2015 09:12

Reference area does not change with angle of attack. for a straight constant chord section the area will be chord * span.

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