Hanley Innovations

Easiest 3D Aerodynamics & Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Apps for your PC

In 1988, after successfully defending my dissertation in fluid dynamics at MIT, I started teaching aerodynamics and compressible fluid dynamics at the University of Connecticut. This was also the dawning of the age of personal computers (PCs) with graphical user interfaces. I thought that if I could merge complex 3D aerodynamics (the realm of HPCs) with the ease-of-use and accessibility of the PC then students will learn faster! Design engineers will do a quicker job at developing awesome flying machines. To do this, I started Hanley Innovations, a leading developer of state-of-the-art aerodynamics and aerospace engineering software based on MS Windows operating system.

The PC is now grown up and getting faster and more powerful. They are essentially supercomputers with multi-core processing on your laptop or desktop. Our software has kept pace with these advances. The Stallion 3D Flow Solver takes advantage of multi-core processing in solving the 3D compressible Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations, the 3D laminar Euler equations 3D compressible Euler equations. Our software packages are complete and require no additional third-party tools for pre- and post-processing, geometry output and aerodynamic analysis. Hanley Innovations' innovative user interface designs serve the dual purpose of providing fast accurate solutions and intuitive understanding of the physical problem. Our software products are based on CFD methods and provide accurate physical results.

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.

Meet our Team

Aerodynamicist & Numerical Algorithm Development

Dr. Patrick E. Hanley, is the owner and founder of Hanley Innovations. Dr. Hanley earned his 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). He also completed his minor in the area of management of innovation and technology at MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Recent Activities

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

"Reviewer for NASA Postdoctoral Program", 2016 to present.

"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:

A partial list of our customers can found here.

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.