Project about grag and downforce

Hi, I am doing a project about aerodynamics and I have to test a simple wing from a formula car. My question is, I have been trying to simulate both forces but I have been unable to do them because I haven,t figured out how to make them. Also I’ve been watching some tutorials but there aren’t many of them explaining this topics.

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Hi @4071030, thanks for posting on the forum :slight_smile:

Welcome to the SimScale Community :handshake:

Have you checked out how to set up Forces and moments plots, as per here? The results will make it possible to obtain both lift and drag for your vehicle.

Tell me if that helps!

Best,
Igor

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Thanks, it has worked perfectly, but in what units is the data voiced in the case of the drag and downforce (Y axis).

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Hi @4071030,

It’s usually displayed in Newton. However I guess that depends on the unit system you’ve chosen for your project. Could you share its URL for us to take a closer look?

Best,
Igor

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The project I was looking at as example was this :

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But as I said before the units are not specified

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Hi @4071030,

To me, it appears as Newton:

Are you able to see this?

Best,
Igor

Thanks for the photo, that part of the text didn’t appeared.

You’re welcome :slight_smile:

Hello,
According to me you can go for specialized courses on platforms like Coursera or Udemy. If tutorials are scarce, join aerodynamics and CFD forums for insights and assistance, and consider reaching out to professionals or academics for mentorship.
I hope this will help you,
Thanks