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Force Modelling in gazebo ?

asked 2018-08-11 01:56:25 -0500

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My question is that when we import cad model of a specific object, such as wing, and move it in gazebo environment, then lift and drag force on the wing are applied on the object according to profile of wing or we need to model these forces separately and cad model is only for asthetics?

Thanks in Advance !!

Gazebo : 7.13.1 Ubuntu : 16.04

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answered 2018-08-14 12:49:28 -0500

Short Answer:
Gazebo natively does not have CFD to simulate lift and drag. In order to simulate those forces, you would need to create/use a Plugin.

Long Answer:
Check out the LiftDragPlugin Tutorial as well as its source code for hints on how you might simulate lift and drag using the CAD Model - to my knowledge, the LiftDragPlugin does not use the 3D model to calculate those forces.

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