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Old   September 20, 2015, 08:55
Default Air foil lift coefficient reference area
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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?
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Old   September 21, 2015, 09:12
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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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