Ansys DesignModeler – NACA Airfoil

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March 14, 2020

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The NACA airfoils are airfoil shapes for aircraft wings developed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The shape of the NACA airfoils is described using a series of digits following the word “NACA”. The parameters in the numerical code can be entered into equations to precisely generate the cross-section of the airfoil and calculate its properties.

In this first tutorial, you will learn to generate a NACA Airfoil 4412 using Ansys DesignModeler.

 

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Tutorial: NACA Airfoil 4412 using Ansys Fluent.

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