I'm a software engineer and I've just started to fly rc-planes. I'm currently building a self learning auto-pilot for my plane and I'm really interested in CFD. I installed OpenFOAM and ran through some examples. I see there's A LOT to learn but before I start learning OpenFOAM I wonder whether it is actually capable of doing what I want to achieve.
Ultimately I want to design a new airplane and then let my autopilot simulate a flight using CFD. That means that while the simulation runs, I want to be able to control the plane by adjusting the flaps. This could be used to develop the plane but also to train the auto-pilot.
I know I've got tons to learn before I am there, but my question is; is this actually possible with OpenFOAM? Or is OpenFOAM only for predefined simulations which cannot be altered during the simulation?
All tips are welcome!