A Primer on Using CFD to Tackle UAV Aerodynamics Problems
You are an engineering manager or analyst, and your task is to solve several problems involving the aerodynamics of a UAS (unmanned air system). Your experience with CFD (computational fluid dynamics) is limited, and your company’s UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) project is on a tight schedule. The purpose of this white paper is to introduce you to the types of aerodynamic problems that are typically solved using CFD software to help guide your decision process. The paper consists of a series of case studies, each of which includes the motivation for applying fluids engineering to that particular problem.