Hanley Innovations

Aerodynamics Software for Education and Industry

Welcome to Hanley Innovations. We are the leader in developing accurate, easy-to-use and accessible 3D Aerodynamics and computational fluid dyanamics (CFD) simulation apps. The software runs directly on an ordinary Windows PC so you currently have all that you need to accurately analyze your designs. Hanley Innovations' products are used by entrepreneurial groups within fortune 500 companies, manufacturers, consulting firms, university research labs or individual consultants. Customers use our aerodynamic and CFD software to design and analyze full airplanes, UAVs, race cars, single & multi-element 3D wings, sailboat hulls, sailboat decks, hydrofoils, keels, rudders, kites, sails, multi-element airfoils, wind turbine airfoils, propeller airfoils, and other aerodynamic products.

Hello, I am Patrick Hanley, Ph.D.

Aerodynamicist & Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Software Developer


I am an aerodynamicist/CFD engineer and the owner and founder of Hanley Innovations. I earned my B.S. degree (summa cum laude) in aerospace engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York and his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I also completed a minor in the area of management of innovation and technology at MIT's Sloan School of Management. At Hanley Innovations, we develop state of the art 3D aerodynamics and CFD simulation software that is used for the design and analysis of airplanes, eVTOL, UAVs, ground vehicles, sailboats and hydrofoils.

My Recent Activities

"Flying Cars", Talking CFD Podcast, December 3rd, 2019

"Recasting CFD for CAD Users", Digital Engineering Live Roundtable, June 21, 2018

"Hanley Innovations Launches Stallion with HIST Version 5.0", Digital Engineering News, July 26, 2017

"Stallion 3D with HIST Results", 6th AIAA CFD Drag Prediction Workshop, AIAA Aviation, June 16 - 17, 2016

"Talking CFD Roundtable (Video)", Talking CFD Live, 13th May, 2016

"Development Cycles of Hand Launched UAVs", TU Delft Leonardo Times Magazine, April, 2016

"EP05 - Patrick Hanley of Hanley Innovations", Talking CFD Podcast, 29th March, 2016

"Stallion 3D and OpenVSP", OpenVSP Workshop 2015, August 2015

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Universities, Research Labs and Companies

Our customers leverage their design & engineering knowledge with our software products to develop outstanding products and services. The following companies, consultants and universities are among our customers:

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Hanley Innovations News

Stallion 3D was featured in the April, 2016 Issue of Digital Engineering. Read more.

Hanley Innovations was mentioned in the July,2015 Issue of Digital Engineering. Read more.

A recent NASA report used Stallion 3D to determine the stability of CubeSats during planetary entry missions. Download PDF report.