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Adjoint based Optimization of NACA 4412 Aerofoil using Ansys Fluent


Kaushal Shrivastava , SAMRAT ASHOK TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, VIDISHA (M.P.); Prof Sandeep Jain, Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha (M.P.); Dr. Lokesh Bajpai, Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha (M.P.)


Adjoint, Fluent, CFD, Aerofoil, Shape Optimization


Optimization of design for aeronautical problems by the help of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is one of the active area of research in modern era. This paper is focussing on optimization of various design parameters like drag force, lift force, lift to drag ratio. The pressure variation and velocity variation over the aerofoil are also studied. Aerodynamic characteristics of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) 4412 aerofoil is taken here for optimization. The whole analysis is based on finite element method (FEM) and computational fluid dynamics. Adjoint theory is used here for optimization present in Fluent module. The airfoil of plane impacts more on its aerodynamic efficiency, so main objective of this paper is to optimize for high lift to drag ratio to maximize aerodynamic efficiency.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I70173
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2016
Page(s): 418-420

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