Whitcomb Area Rule: Modeling Geometry in STAR-CCM+
This tutorial series walks through the workflow of utilizing HEEDS optimization software and the STAR-CCM+ flow solver to demonstrate the Whitcomb area rule on a simplified model of the Convair F-102 aircraft. The goal is to minimize the total drag coefficient on the aircraft by manipulating the radii of five discrete sections of the fuselage midsection.
This tutorial is part one of three and leads users through modeling the aircraft using the STAR-CCM+ native CAD package. The next tutorials cover meshing, solving, and post-processing with the STARCCM+ flow solver and performing optimization using HEEDS. Each section of the tutorial has a file demonstrating the completed steps to allow users to complete individual sections as desired.