Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Airplane Analysis using CFD

The following tutorial gives a step by step account on how to analyze a Cessna 182 using Stallion 3D.  The procedure can be applied to any light aircraft design.  The analysis starts with a CAD model that is imported into the software.  Stallion 3D is unique because the grid generation step is automatic.  The software then solves the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations to generate the lift, drag and moment coefficients.  The procedure can be used to generate a Cl vs. Angle of Attack, Cl vs Cd and power vs. speed charts for your aircraft.

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