Hi, I have played with (/worked with) CFD software. And it is a great detail tool, but it is a very long and slow/iterative process to try and select a airfoil / optimise just by using CFD. My style of optimisation tool is very much aimed at the frontend side of the problem, where you need to narrow the design process down to only a few airfoils (or very close shape), that someone can then finetune through CFD if they feel like it.fluidity wrote: ↑Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:30 amHi prfctchaos,
Have you tried simFlow? And analysis on STL or other shape files for wings?
I kind of cheated and developed my own non NACA wing design program a while ago, you've reminded me about simFlow so I'll have a play after I've joined the sides of my wing:)
That is a beauty!
I think Fusion 360 is without a doubt the best free (Free for hobbyists) modelling software around. Airfoiltools.com is a excellent resource for finding info on the airfoil shape (Once it is known which airfoil to look for on there).JakeFarley wrote: ↑Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:20 pmI find this topic fascinating and want to build my own low-tech hydrofoils for wing foiling. Would think they don't have the same stresses as kite foiling and I could get away without using carbon fiber. Any advice on what design software programs to use would be appreciated.
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