## How do I import coordinates into Ansys?

3. Import coordinate file in ANSYS

- Open DesignModeler.
- In the Menu bar at the top, click on “Points”
- After clicking on Points, you can see 2 options – From coordinate file. insert manually.
- Choose “import file” and choose your notepad file which we saved.
- Click on Generate and DONE!

## What does NACA 0012 mean?

NACA 0012 mean that there is no camber i.e. zero camber is present, and it has the maximum thickness of the airfoil at 12% of the chord from the leading edge.

**Is naca0012 symmetric?**

NACA 0012 airfoil is a symmetric airfoil so the thickness distribution is sufficient for the upper and lower surface definitions.

**How do I read a NACA number?**

The NACA four-digit wing sections define the profile by:

- First digit describing maximum camber as percentage of the chord.
- Second digit describing the distance of maximum camber from the airfoil leading edge in tenths of the chord.
- Last two digits describing maximum thickness of the airfoil as percent of the chord.

### What is the chord length of NACA 0012?

1.0 m

NACA 0012 airfoil profile. Chord length is 1.0 m.

### How do you read NACA airfoil?

The airfoil is described by seven digits in the following sequence:

- The number “7” indicating the series.
- One digit describing the distance of the minimum pressure area on the upper surface in tenths of the chord.
- One digit describing the distance of the minimum pressure area on the lower surface in tenths of the chord.

**How do I import airfoil coordinates into Catia?**

Importing Airfoil to CATIA V5

- Download and Open Profscan.
- Import the .dat file of the airfoil coordinates.
- Export the airfoil profile as .dxf file.
- Open the .dxf file in Catia.
- Copy the airfoil by selecting and pressing Ctrl+C.
- Open new part design, start sketch in any desired plane and press Ctrl+V to paste the airfoil.

**What is the difference between a 4 and 5 digit NACA number?**

NACA Five-Digit Series: The NACA Five-Digit Series uses the same thickness forms as the Four-Digit Series but the mean camber line is defined differently and the naming convention is a bit more complex. The first digit, when multiplied by 3/2, yields the design lift coefficient (cl) in tenths.