Airfoil Tools
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Any thing or part 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 significantly optimized by finding their optimal-performing 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 make it even more difficult, 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.

Сведения об этой версии

Версия 1.2.0, 13.09.2021
Initial release


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  • its a great tool
    辉 王 | мая 11, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    thank you very useful


  • thank you
    Alexander Sabellnikov | мая 08, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    thank you


  • Great add-on, a must have
    simone leone | мая 03, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    For one like me that designs things related with water and air is a must have add-on, really grat, good job


  • Excellent script!
    Tehnolog Mechanical | апреля 27, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Excellent script!


  • No longer working?
    Filip Lingier | апреля 25, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Loved it, but with the latest Fusion360 version, it no longer appears. Already uninstalled and reinstalled it, nothing…

    hopefully, it gets updated.

     

    Chris Drake (Разработчик) | апреля 26, 2022

    Filip - thanks for your "bug report" - I was able to fix this problem at the server-side, so you will find it works immediately now, if you try again. In future, note that there is a "Get Technical Help" button next to the "Write a review" one: I fix bug reports immediately - it was just a fluke that I noticed you left me a bad review here, instead of a bug report :-) Feel free to fix or delete this "review" if you can.


  • Works Well
    Ethan Johnston | марта 20, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Only nit pick would be it asked me to update twice after first install


  • Very useful
    Brian Buxton | февраля 08, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Some features request a vote to finish up the UI. Looking forward to future versions with UI for Cowlings and Ducts.


  • niceeee
    Mehmet Selcuk | января 30, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    useful


  • Top
    lorenzo assiro | января 06, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    awesome


  • great tool
    Alireza Ghanbarzadeh | января 01, 2022 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    great tool , totally necassry for beginers like me!


  • Excellent
    Joosep Heering | ноября 24, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Love it


  • Awesome Tool !
    Mike King | сентября 17, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I know nothing about aerofoils, but i love printing and flying planes and this is helping me do that.


  • Really cool!
    Alphan Alking | сентября 07, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I love it!


  • Very good
    Gabriel Giotto | августа 12, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Love it,  thank you!


  • fantastic tool
    Anton Levin | июня 14, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I really cant believe I stumbled on this right at the time I was planning to make a plane.


  • really usefull !
    alexandre hersent | мая 17, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Usefull tool, thank you !


  • Excellent tool!
    Paul Flett | мая 13, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Absolutely great tool. Looking forward to seeing it develop!!!


  • Great software!!
    Alexander Hermanns | мая 03, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I design model aircraft, and also sailboats. Great software, provides the right set of parameters, is easy to use and produces great results. Well done!


  • Fantastic
    Nathaniel Petre | марта 17, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    This is such a massive help. THANKS!


  • Really excellent tool
    Tony Clare | февраля 28, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Only just starting with this tool and already unlocking great insights. Brilliant work.


  • Very nice tool!
    Peter Matejovsky | февраля 05, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Very nice tool! Hope planned features will get implemented as well. 

    Options for wing joiners and aerodynamic fillet would be very usefull. These are most time parts that ake lontime to get right...

     


  • Very nice!
    Douglas Thomson | января 14, 2021 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Congratulations Chris, and thankyou for providing this great add-in. Airfoils are not my business, but more an interesting pastime/hobby and having this app gives anyone a great way to explore this fascinating engineering area, and married with Fusion360 really gives the user scope to play. Major applause to you! Software is an area I could get into. What is the app written in? Python?

    Chris Drake (Разработчик) | января 15, 2021

    Thanks for the kind review! There are 3 parts to this app: the Fusion 360 add-in (written in Python), the particle-swarm and genetic optimizer (written in Perl), and the CFD solver (Written in Fortran - I kid you not). The "back end" stuff runs on a cluster with 204 high-speed CPUs. Software is a great area to get into - especially if you've got "the knack" (i.e. a logical mind). I'm able to give this away for free because another software product I wrote pays my wages indefinitely - that's the cool thing about software: write it well, and it works indefinitely for you, and you get to spend the money it earns for you :-)


  • Insane that it's free
    Marek Ištok | декабря 29, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I've never seen this kind of a tool publicly available anywhere, let alone integrated right into a CAD environment. Just amazing.


  • It's great!
    Orazio Vescovi | декабря 19, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I've been looking for such a tool for a while now, and it is exacly what I needed. Thank you for the amazing resource.

    Hope the propeller generator is added soon.

     

    Orazio, Italy

    Chris Drake (Разработчик) | декабря 29, 2020

    Hi Orazio - thanks for the kind comment. The Prop generator is now included (you might need to open Fusion360 and wait 5 or 10 minutes for the "Update?" option to show in the Add-in first though). Here's a screencast showing how to make props: https://autode.sk/37mAkrs - if you get stuck (or have any comments/feedback), feel free to ask/get in touch!


  • Great tool! can't wait for additional menu options to come live
    Karen Lombard | декабря 13, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    thanks very much for making this resource available! +1 on hoping the duct option works soon

    Chris Drake (Разработчик) | декабря 29, 2020

    Hi Karen (and @ron toller): would you be able to spare 5 or 10 mins to help me narrow down the questions my add-in needs to ask to produce useful ducts for people? Maybe post in the forum below (or reply by email to fusion360-support@OceanHydro.com.au ): It would be useful to learn what kind of duct you want (I assume for a prop? if not - tell me!), and what information you already know (or can reasonably find out) about it (speed ranges, size, thrust needed, medium, etc) and how you intend to construct it (e.g. must it be fixed, or can you manage a variable nozzle arrangement). The correct shape means the difference between adding (correct) 20% thrust, or robbing (wrong shape) 50% thrust - and the shape is determined from how it will be used, which I somehow need to ask my users to tell me so I can compute it... https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/fusion-360-api-and-scripts/airfoiltools-add-in-current-feature-list-reply-to-this-topic-to/m-p/9888073 Here's a good video showing how badly the wrong duct makes everything worse: https://youtu.be/mY8ZPB0Gs2I?t=39


  • Super Tool
    Walter Reist | ноября 30, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Bis jetzt habe ich nur das Import Tool für Profile benutzt.Auch für weniger geübte  Anwender ist das Tool ein super Werkzeug mit der Option zum reduzieren der Punkte am Profil ,und es ist auch möglich die Austrittskante  auf die gewünschte Dicke anzupassen. (Last Beta 30.11)

     


  • Great tool
    Kursat Uvez | ноября 30, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    I have been using this tool since its first version. I've tried to do complicated imports from dat files, drawings. This tool allows me to create them easily. It also allows me to see the CL/CD of the sectionsit generated. The features keeps coming, so I expect this to be even better.


  • Ducts
    ron toller | ноября 24, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

    Absolutely great tool. I realy hope the ducts will come also so I can use that on my self building cinewhoops 

    Ron, netherlands 

    Chris Drake (Разработчик) | ноября 25, 2020

    Hi Ron - thanks for the review! While the ducts *menu* option isn't yet working, you *can* still make ducts with this tool. Simply generate an airfoil as normal, then sweep it around in a circle to make the duct. That's the simple part. The not-so-simple bit... putting a propeller in the middle means that you've created a "vacuum" at the inlet, and a faster-moving stream of air at the outlet - so the inlet needs to be wider than the outlet (it's best if you can put the prop as close to the inlet opening as possible, so the inlet is not in the way of the air it's trying to suck in!). It's probably worth experimenting with an un-ducted prop and some string or paper, so you can get the outlet size right: https://youtu.be/fbOXXLtaOVg . If it's *wrong*, you reduce the thrust.


  • Airfoil import?
    José Alfredo Rosas | ноября 16, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

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

    Chris Drake (Разработчик) | ноября 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 | октября 08, 2020 Проверенная загрузка (Что это такое?)

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

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