Airfoil Tools

Airfoil Tools

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Description

Anything, or part of anything that is exposed to a moving gas or liquid can benefit from a streamlined shape. 

In particular, wings, fins, ducts, propellers and turbines can all be vastly optimized by using the optimal correct shape. 

"Optimal" is complicated; it depends on size, speed, turbulence, altitude (or depth), the properties of your medium (temperature and density) and the surface finish you use (rough or smooth). 

To further complicated things, many of those things are a range (e.g. speed, temperature, pressure, etc) and when they are, there's often one point in that range where you need to concentrate on optimizing (e.g. cruising speed at cruising altitude). 

Airfoil Tools does this optimization for you.

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Version 1.2.0, 7/8/2020
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  • Airfoil import?
    José Alfredo Rosas Córdova | November 16, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It is a really nice and complete tool, but it'd be nice to have the option to import .DAT files.


    Chris Drake (Publisher) | November 17, 2020

    Yes, it does import and export - but you need the beta version for that - link is here: http://chrisdrake.com/Airfoil_Tools/ - I posted screenshots of this yesterday: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/fusion-360-design-validate/beta-testers-wanted-for-my-add-in-airfoil-tools-testing-import/td-p/9871893 Besides reading (and, optionally, automatically repairing) any kind of airfoil data file in any known format (or even just excel), it also includes options to re-spline the input, set minimum thicknesses, scale and join to your chosen location, rotate arbitrary amounts, flip it, add constraints, wrap it all around some axis (e.g. for rotating foils, like propellers), and insert elipses (useful for wingtips to have nice ends). I'll be submitting this update to the production version after it undergoes more testing (I've done loads so far, and it all works, but I've only tested on my Mac so far).


  • Excellent tool!
    Romain Bazile | October 08, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very useful, full of options and a good documentation, perfect!

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