simulation flow over sailing yacht appendage
Hello! I'm using the free-trial version of caedium professional and I have to simulate the flown over some sailing yacht appendages for my thesis in order to calculate the resistance and the polar of every appendage (I need it for a vpp program).
I'm importing the appendages in .stl format (from rhino) but I have some problems with the surfaces and the simulation doesn't start... I think because I cannot set correctly all the parameters.
I've also read the example "flown over an airfoil" and "NACA 4415 airfoil calculation" but I don't want to recreate the appendage in caedium, I just want to import it, and when I import the .stl file the program doesn't recognise the leading and trailing edge.
In "NACA 4415 airfoil calculation" example I see that is possible to calculate the airfoil lift and drag...How can I do that? and what kind of resistance the program can calculate? Only form drag, form and induced drag or also the friction resistance of the foil?
Someome can help me or can tell me where I can find a caedium guide?