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Hanley Releases MultiSurface Aerodynamics 3.1
OCALA, Florida, October 27, 2008 - Hanley Innovations, a leader in
the development of software for aerodynamics conceptual design and analysis,
announced the availability of
AerodynamicsVersion 3.1. MultiSurface Aerodynamics 3.1 is a Windows
based software package for rapid aerodynamics conceptual and preliminary
analysis and design of wings and other lifting surfaces.
MultiSurface Aerodynamics 3.1
The new features include:
A quasi-steady rate of roll about a point in the y-z plane. This feature
makes it possible to compute moments due to roll. It also computes adverse
yaw wich can allow users to predict the range of rudder movments to offset
these moments. It can also use it (in an iteratively manner) to compute the
roll rate due to an aileron deflection (for example).
A line vortex at a given location. The position and strength of the
vortex (user defined) allows users to study the effects of wakes on their
Surface normal movement. Users can prescribe a normal velocity at
the tips of any given surface. A possible application is to simulate plunge.
In a quasi- steady world, the user can work out the propulsion force
due to the plunging motion of a hydrofoil or the flapping motion of a bird's
Ten levels of Undo. This allows users to quickly erase unintentional
errors and to start over from the last "good' revision.
Multiple levels of redo. This allows users to return to what just
a second ago seemed like a mistake.
EZSnap allows the user to easily join surfaces (tip- to-tip) from
the ineractive editor. Just click on EZSnap button, click on the surface
that you wish to move and then cick on the destinate surface.
Click here to watch
the EZSnap demo.
MultiSurface Aerodynamics 3.1 includes a built-in airfoil editor that
allow users to read-in airfoil drawings in the .dxf format. It also
has a three-dimensional trajectory tool for flight calculations.
The trajectory tool can be used for the following calculations:
Climb/descent from one altitude to the next as a fucntions of time
Time/distance covered during turning from one heading to the next.
Estimation of takeoff distance
Set-up "what if" scenarios for feasibility studies
About Hanley Innovations
Hanley Innovations is a leader in aerodynamics preliminary and conceptual
design and analysis software for education and industry. Software titles
include MultiSurface Aerodynamics, MultiElement Airfoils and VisualFoil