sreeharsha
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aircraft analysis

Postby sreeharsha » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:16 pm

hi, i am harsha i have an aircraft design for which i need to simulate the flying conditions and also check the applicable materials for its manufacture, so please tell me about the softwares available for the analysis and also provide me the links from which i can download those softwares. the project deadline s in 3 weeks so please help

barretttomlinson
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Re: aircraft analysis

Postby barretttomlinson » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:58 am

Hi harsha,

Here are the “free” aerodynamic analysis software packages I recently found for another student:

Try looking into this NASA site and possibly contact them if they do not have the perfect solution for you:

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/freesoftware_page.htm

This discussion thread may give you some leads:

http://www.rotaryforum.com/forum/archiv ... -2201.html

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=22546

You may want to look at Tornado software which runs in MATLAB:

http://www.redhammer.se/tornado/

http://www.redhammer.se/tornado/thesis.pdf


You may want to check out xfoil from MIT:

http://web.mit.edu/drela/Public/web/xfoil/

I have seen SolidWorks recommended as a 3D design package, and it is available in a “low cost” 12 month license Student edition which you might qualify for:

http://www.academicsuperstore.com/produ ... ks/1390825

http://www.solidworks.com/sw/products/c ... ftware.htm


Unfortunately I do not have the knowledge to judge how useful any of these programs might be to you, but they appear to span the range of the commonly available free(or inexpensive) aerodynamic simulation software.

I wish you success in your endeavors.

Best regards,

Barrett L. Tomlinson

sreeharsha
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Re: aircraft analysis

Postby sreeharsha » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:12 am

thank you for your support and concern>>>harsha


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