Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Engineering

Advisor

Mehrdaad Ghorashi PhD, P.E.

Keywords

aerodynamics, motion, fixed wing aircraft

Abstract

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.

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