Date of Award
Mehrdaad Ghorashi PhD, P.E.
aerodynamics, motion, fixed wing aircraft
In fixed wing aircrafts, the variation of lift coefficient with the angle of attack is a major consideration. This project explores the variation of lift force and lift coefficient of an SD2030 airfoil as a function of the angle of attack, Raynolds number, size of the computational domain, length of the wing, and the fluid mesh size. The problem is modeled using the flow simulation (CFD) module of SolidWorks. The outcome of this sensitivity analysis is compared with available experimental data.
Savion, Itay, "Sensitivity Analysis of an Airfoil using Computational Fluid Dynamics" (2019). Thinking Matters Symposium. 179.