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Numerical Analysis of NACA Airfoil 0012 at Different Attack Angles and Obtaining its Aerodynamic Coefficients

Ali Kamranpay, Alireza Mehrabadi


Aircraft post-flight reduction is one of the most important research topics, since post-reduction is effective in all parameters of bird performance, such as maximum speed, fast acceleration, shortening the runway required, high maneuverability, and reduced fuel consumption. Therefore, it is important to examine how the force applied to the airfoil changes in different streams from an industrial point of view. In this study, NACA(National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) Airfoil 0012 has been studied. Numerical solution is used for the study. In the simulations, the air fluid and Mach number 0.5 are considered and the lift, drag and pressure coefficients at different attack angles are investigated. The results show that this airfoil has a lift factor of 0 due to its symmetric geometry at angle of attack 0 but its drag coefficient is about 0.01384 and its pressure coefficient is about -0.483. By varying the angle of attack from -12 to +12, it was observed that for the positive attack angle the lift coefficient increases and for the negative attack angle increases the lift coefficient decreases. Also with increasing angle of attack the drag coefficient always increases and the coefficient of pressure coefficient decreases.

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Ali Kamranpay, Alireza Mehrabadi. Numerical Analysis of NACA Airfoil 0012 at Different Attack Angles and Obtaining its Aerodynamic Coefficients. Journal of Mechatronics and Automation. 2019; 6(3): 8–16p.


NACA Airofil 0012; lift coefficient; drag coefficient; pressure coefficient

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