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Discussion in 'Works In Progress' started by AlanMattano, Apr 23, 2019.
DAD software let you make, modify and test airfoils or hydrofoils in a simple and fast way. It includes a no dynamic bat interface to run Xfoil and read the result. It will be a commercial product.
DAD is a Digital Airfoil Designer VR CFD editor tool in beta stage for drawing propeller blade, sail, wing sections profiles and testing aerodynamic characteristics in a Digital Wind Tunnel. Specific software for the subsonic field of fluid mechanics. The coefficient results are displayed into charts. It lets you run XFoil in a simple user interface and run a virtual wind tunnel 2D CFD in Windows PC.
Min and Max alpha
Airfoil editor via sliders
Symmetric airfoil option
NACA airfoil series interface
Automatic airfoil panelling
Chart: alpha lift
Chart: drag coefficient and cdp
Chart: LD efficient as a function of alpha or lift
Xfoil data info display
Load and Save DAD format
Export .dat airfoil file.
More to come:
Artificial intelligence is responsible for choosing the best result autonomously.
VR capabilities to expand the user experience (angle of view)
The UI is superb! It looks like a control panel for the Death Star. What do you use for drawing curves and graphs?
Thanks. Yes, and the branding logo has the same feeling of that saga. I'm old; from b/w TV and green monitors. Xfoil is Fortran77 so I try to maintain the visual spirit. I make some research first and then I sketch up the initial idea. For excitement, I added bloom post process effect. I try to make a healthy useful UI without adding superfluous information.
In YouTube, I search and found NurFACEGAMES Bezier Curves in Unity. The airfoil is made up using 4 curves using line render and a camera. Control points are in a fixed axis. A camera picks up the final image and transforms it into a render texture. I use that airfoil texture in the UI.
I purchased from the Unity Asset Store, Toucan Systems Smart Charts simple to implement and somehow I was able to work around bugs. Later I purchased BitSplash Interactive Graph And Chart what looks like a more promising better option but is not integrated yet.