MultiElement Airfoils 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 aircraft, marine and automobile flow scenarios on an ordinary Windows based PC, notebook or tablet computer.
MultiElement Airfoils is a turn-key product that eliminates grid generation hassles and accurately computes lift, drag and moments for a group of airfoils and individual airfoils within the group. The software generates graphs of pressure, Mach number, temperature and total pressure using built-in post processing tools (it does not require additional third party software for pre or post processing).
MultiElement Airfoils is an excellent tool for optimizing cross-sectional shapes and getting the correct placement of aerodynamics components for aircraft, automobiles, boats, house hold products and other equipment.
The full MultiElement Airfoils 5.0 solves the compressible Euler & Navier-Stokes equations for up to 20 arbitrarily placed airfols in subsonic, transonic and supersonic flows. It is a turn-key product that eliminates grid generation hassles and accurately computes lift, drag and moments for a group of airfoils and individual airfoils within the group.
MultiElement Airfoils also uses a linear-strength vortex panel method to instantly analyze multiple airfoils in subsonic flows. The novel boundary layer solver accurately predicts transition, separation and stall. The program computes Cl, Cd and Cm for your custom airfoil shapes in addition the UIUC library and NACA 4, 5 and 6-digit airfoils. Watch Video
|Feature||Lite Version||Full Version|
|2D Compressible Euler Equations|
|2D Compressible Navier-Navier Equations (Laminar)|
|Completely Automatic Grid Generation|
|Linear Strength Panel Method (LSPM)|
|Boundary Layer Solver (BLS)|
|Instant Flow Analysis (LSPM/BLS)|
|NACA 4, 5 & 6 Digit Airfoil Tool|
|Built-in UIUC Airfoil Database (Over 1000 airfoils)|
|Custom Airfoils (Text/DXF File Import)|
|Maximum Number of Airfoils per Analysis||20||20|
|Precision Airfoil Plotting Utility|
|Export Airfoils to DXF File|
|Printable Airfoil Performance Reports|
|Cp and Velocity Ratio Surface Plot|
|Cl, Cd & Cm versus Angle of Attack Plot|
|Lift/Drag Polar Plot|
|Plot of Flow Field Pressure|
|Airfoil Pressure Vector Plot|
|Flow Field Probe & Particle Trajectory|
|Export Tables to CSV File|
"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. "
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MultiElement Airfoils (Lite) requires a PC, Laptop or tablet running MS Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10. The subscription cost of the Lite version is $300 per year.
MultiElement Airfoils (Full) also requires a PC, Laptop or tablet running MS Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10. The subscription cost of the Full version is $2,495 per year.