MultiElement Airfoils (Lite Edition) is a lite version of MultiElement Airfoils. It is a computer aided engineering (CAE) tool for calculating the aerodynamics of isolated or multiple airfoil shapes interacting in a flow field. Engineers and design professionals use it to rapidly and accurately compute many aircraft, marine and automobile flow scenarios on an ordinary Windows based PC or notebook computer.
MultiElement Airfoils- Lite Edition is based on a linear strength vortex panel method for the inviscid flow solution. It solves the boundary layer equations to compute profile drag and to determine the location of the transition and separation points for each airfoil in the flow field. The program also uses a stall model based on the separation points locations to account for reduction in the lift prior to airfoil stall.
MultiElement Airfoils (Lite Edition) is an excellent reference and educational resource. Its airfoil library contains NACA 4, 5 & 6-digit airfoils, the entire UIUC airfoil database and the ability to import custom airfoils. It is an interactive alternative to textbooks, handbooks, internet research, differential equations solutions and error prone "pencil and paper" calculations.
Students at universities, high schools and elementary schools can use MultiElement Airfoils as a virtual lab to investigate many real world problems in science and engineering. The software can export airfoils and airfoil combinations to .DXF files. It can accurately plot airfoil templates for use in model airplane construction.
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MultiElement Airfoils (Lite Edition) enables you to:
"After each LEWICE run, we input the resulting iced airfoil coordinates into a two- dimensional CFD program, Multielement Airfoils, developed by Hanley Innovations"
"For Fig. 5, the lift and drag coefficients of a NACA 0018 foil were taken from Hanley Innovations Multi- Element software ."
" To design an inventive multi-element airfoil, Computational Flow Dynamics Analysis (CFD) was used. Specifically, the CFD program created by Dr. Patrick Hanley was used to design the inventive airfoil. A description of the methods used to design the airfoils according to embodiments of the invention is also presented in Appendix A of the related U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/322,783. "
Airfoil Digitizer converts images from the Clipboard, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF to DXF, UIUC and VisualFoil formats.
The Aerodynamics is a suite comprising of 3DFoil, MultiElement Airfoils (Lite Edition) and VisualFoil 5.0.
VisualFoil Plus has the capability to analyze airfoils in subsonic, transoinc and supersonic flows. Purchase a perpetual license of the software for only $189.