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Tabular format of coefficent of lift and drag at multiple attack angle

Tabular format of coefficent of lift and drag at multiple attack angle

Tabular format of coefficent of lift and drag at multiple attack angle

Hi Colleagues.

Does any-one have tabular format for approximate engineering solution for the coefficient of lift and the coefficient of drag forces at multiple attack agles (e.g. 0 (0, 20, 30, 50, 70 and 90 degrees) for a range of wind speeds 50, 100, 150 and 200 km/h applicable to any chord and length (Thickness approximately 3 mm , CS).

I am NOT looking for drag or lift equations or approximate numbers such as Cd = 0.4 which does not cover my specified question.

A side question - These numbers are usually measured experimentally - but if they can be calculated theretically for a finite element I would be interested as well.

Thanks in advance.

RE: Tabular format of coefficent of lift and drag at multiple attack angle

What's the point of getting actual data if there is little bearing on your actual design?


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RE: Tabular format of coefficent of lift and drag at multiple attack angle

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