Hello Autodesk CFD Community,
I am working on importing various airfoil cross sections to do 2D (and eventually 3D) analysis on them. I would like to know how much lift each generates in various conditions.
However, getting started with a 2D project in Autodesk Simulation CFD is not going so well. I have .DAT files, .DXF files, Solidworks parts, assemblies, and many more filetypes, but NONE of them will open in Autodesk software. I have clicked the button within solidworks to launch autodesk, and that just makes autodesk crash. I have seen photos from Autodesk Employees doing 2D simulations, but haven't seen any documentation on how to get started and actually perform these myself. Could someone please give me (and probably tons of other people who will find this post) guidance on how to actually take these files and get them into Autodesk and how to perform the analysis once they are there?
Are you starting with a simple surface in SWX? I would recommend you start with just one surface, representing the air domain, with a hole in the middle to represent the airfoil.
Could you share an image of what you have in SWX at the moment as I cannot open the prt file.
Be sure that it is on the x-y plane also, it must be for a 2D analysis in CFD.
I couldn't open the support format which you have uploaded, can you pls attach any neutral format.
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You can work on 2-D for understanding but with 3-D we might be able to get actual perspective of parameters involved with actual environmental conditions.
Thank you for your speedy responses!
What I attached was a solidworks part that really was just a 2 dimensional sketch of an airfoil. It is in the X-Y plane, but has no depth.
You are exactly right about what I intend to do with this simulation. I want to first get a feel for the best airfoil, and then extrapolate to 3D to get approximate lift calculations.
If you are still having issues, could you share an image of the model in SWX? Is it a surface or just the sketch? You do need to make it a surface.
I have not been able to resolve this problem yet. I am using a solidworks sketch, not a full 3D model. I assumed that a 2 dimensional analysis would require a 2 dimensional sketch, not an extruded part. Attached is the 2D solidworks sketch.
If I need to extrude this, how can I then switch to 2D analysis within Autodesk?
Please check out our Tutorial on the 2D compressible bullet (while this is axis symmetric you will get a feel for what is required).
A surface built on the XY plane (not a sketch or data points but a Planar Surface / Boundary Patch to represent the Airfoil as well as one for the air domain)
We do not import opints or sketches. Extruding this would then generate a 3D model which would not be valid for 2D.
From the sketch you either fill it with a surface (for 2D) or you extrude it (for a 3D model)
Could you link me to the 2D compressible bullet tutorial?
Thank you for the info about creating a surface! This was definitely a missing piece to the puzzle, as I am now able to import the surface into Autodesk. Once I get the link to the tutorial, I'll let you know if any other problems come up.
Thank you for all your help.
It is in the tutorials folder here: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 2014\Tutorials\Fusion
You will find the guide within our Wiki: http://help.autodesk.com/view/SCDSE/2014/ENU/?url=