FOIL Release 4.5

Vacanti Yacht Design LLC in Graphic Apps / CAD

FOIL Release screenshot

User Rating: 3.2 (34 votes)

Vacanti Yacht Design LLC FOIL Design and Analysis program provides a Windows CAD user interface and CAD file export for the well known Eppler Analysis code package. Valid for Reynolds Number (Less than 10 million) operation on Virtually all Sail and Power design applications.

If a new keel requires the minimum wetted surface (reduce friction drag) which foil shape do you choose? NACA 63? 64? 00? A new design? Which of these foils is least likely to stall when used as a rudder? Which of these foils would work best as a high speed center board in a tri or cat? Which offers the greatest strength as a centerboard? Which foil to use as a wing mast section for low drag and high strength? Which is the best for a new sailing dinghy centerboard? Which shape is best as a keel bulb? When is a keel or rudder too thick or thin?

ALL of these questions and many more can be answered by the program FOIL using state-of-the-art b-splines to define shapes and proven NASA code (Known as the Eppler Code) for performance prediction. A design cycle would work something like this - A foil is needed to provide the maximum ballast volume in a keel while keeping the wetted surface minimized. Design a foil with a high area coefficient that works over the desired ranges of speed, thickness and chord length. Verify lift and drag characteristics. Export the foil shape as a file to be read by WINGS or LOFT to design the keel. To make foil design easier and faster, the foil shape, fairing curves, area coefficient, position and amount of thickness are ALL updated as a b-spline vertex is moved with the mouse. FOIL computes percent change in Lift, Drag and Lift to Drag Ratio, making it easy to determine the benefit or detriment of each foil shape change relative to its initial shape. Some additional features of FOIL include:

Symetric or Cambered Foils
Spreadsheet Data Editor for reference foil offsets
Calculate Lift, Drag, Turbulence and Separation, Lift to Drag Ratio, Area Coefficient, Relative Velocity, REYNOLDS Number, Bubble Formation
Analyze TRIM TABS effect on LIFT/DRAG etc.
Calculations at 5 Reynolds Numbers and 13 Angles of Attack Scale overall foil thickness
Use Existing NACA or NASA foils as References or starting point to design a new foil
Foil fairing using slope and curvature curve plots.
Auto-Fit NURB splines to existing foil data
High Quality Printed Reports and Plots.
Capture Performance plots as BMP graphics files.
Calculates 48 Offset Values (NACA provides only 26)
Calculate foil performance over Reynolds Numbers between 250,000 and 10 million
Output TXT- Eppler Format, DXF, CDL, or IGES NURB CAD for precision CNC applications in additiuon to printingall offsets and physical characteristics.
Export design files to WINGS and LOFT for complete design capability

File Size: 829 kB License: Demo Price: $199.00
Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64
Downloads: Total: 233 | This Month: 3 Released: 2012-04-23
FOIL Release Similar Software

X-Sweet Home 3D 4.2 winPenPack    

... its Model View Controller architecture This winPenPack release contains the 3D models collections (Contributions, KatorLegaz, Scopia, Trees). .... Free download of X-Sweet Home 3D 4.2

Easy CAD Viewer 3.3 Benzsoft    

... files of all versions as early as AutoCAD Release 9 and as recent as AutoCAD 2015. It is the fastest multiple-threading CAD drawings viewer available for Microsoft Windows all versions. The software is more than a viewer; it converts DWG, DXF, DWF drawings to image formats such as BMP, JPG, .... Free download of Easy CAD Viewer 3.3

Geographic Calculator 2016 SP2 Blue Marble Geographics    

... for the Geographic Calculator, it will now be released annually with service packs between releases. If you have a Geographic Transformer license, you ... has to be Blue Marble. With this release the Geographic Calculator will be replacing the Blue .... Free download of Geographic Calculator 2016 SP2

AutoCAD Architecture 2016 Autodesk, Inc.    

... more easily migrate the content catalog from previous releases to AutoCAD Architecture 2013 architectural software. Any new settings introduced into the catalogs in the latest release will automatically be added to legacy catalogs when ... make it easier to migrate changes from one release to another. Geometry Sharing Performance Enhancement This .... Free download of AutoCAD Architecture 2016

software pick   

Graph Streaming 0.7.0.12 Andr√© Panisson    

... with the available work. This Gephi Graph Streaming release is using two formats: JSON for flexibility, and a text-based format, based in the GraphStream implementation. To illustrate how simple it will be to connect to a master, this video shows Gephi connecting to a master and visualizing the .... Free download of Graph Streaming 0.7.0.12

software pick   
Popular Software in Graphic Apps / CAD

Proteus PCB Design 8.6 SP1 B23413 Labcenter Electronics Ltd.    

A powerful application for circuit board designers. Free download of Proteus PCB Design 8.6 SP1 B23413

MaxIm DL 5.24 Diffraction Limited    

A comprehensive astronomical manager and photo editor. Free download of MaxIm DL 5.24

software pick   

SmartSignSafety -- Visual Digital Signature For AutoCAD 3.0 SummerCAD    

In case of modification of the drawing, the signature disappears immediately.. Free download of SmartSignSafety -- Visual Digital Signature For AutoCAD 3.0

LispLink 2010 CAE-Link Corporation    

An advanced text editor that allows you to use all AutoCAD customization files. Free download of LispLink 2010

software pick   

Xmart Calculator 1.2 Xmartsoft    

An easy-to-use muti-functional calculator based on text expressions. Free download of Xmart Calculator 1.2