The objective of the present study is to investigate the low Reynolds number (LRN) fluid dynamics of an elliptic airfoil performing a novel figure-eight-like motion. To this mean, the influence of phase angle between the pitching and translational (heaving and lagging) motions and the amplitude of translational motions on the fluid flow is simulated. Navier-Stokes (NS) equations with Finite Volume Method (FVM) are used and the instantaneous force coefficients and the fluid dynamics performance, as well as the corresponding vortical structures are analyzed. Both the phase angle and the amplitudes of horizontal and vertical motions are of great importance to the fluid dynamic characteristics of the model as they are shown to change the peaks of the fluid forces, fluid dynamic performance, and the vortical patterns around the model.

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