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Benjamin-2
Hi,

I set up a page that displays the UIUC Airfoil Coordinates Database:
http://chaaawa.com/airfoils/


and exports to OpenSCAD the selected profile (link to the original .dat file on the name and in the output):










The points have x between 0 and 1.
To avoid polygon simplification the coordinates are multiply by 1000 then the polygon is scale down.





At least one other tool might follow.
In order to morph a profile with an horizontally mirrored version of itself, I need to redistribute the points with an external script (to avoid a pinch in the middle). I should find the time to adapt my first version and make it available in the output.

Maybe an OpenSCAD solution has already been posted here, I missed it.


Benjamin


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Re: UIUC Airfoil Coordinates Database

Neon22

very nice.

There are a pile of naca airfoils out there too.
I love these shapes


On 1/30/2017 10:26 AM, Benjamin wrote:
Hi,

I set up a page that displays the UIUC Airfoil Coordinates Database:
http://chaaawa.com/airfoils/


and exports to OpenSCAD the selected profile (link to the original .dat file on the name and in the output):










The points have x between 0 and 1.
To avoid polygon simplification the coordinates are multiply by 1000 then the polygon is scale down.





At least one other tool might follow.
In order to morph a profile with an horizontally mirrored version of itself, I need to redistribute the points with an external script (to avoid a pinch in the middle). I should find the time to adapt my first version and make it available in the output.

Maybe an OpenSCAD solution has already been posted here, I missed it.


Benjamin



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Neat page.  I am fascinated by aerodynamics and airfoils, and I'd like to eventually design some impellers using OpenSCAD.  I'm trying to teach myself about these topics but haven't made a lot of progress yet.
 
Just curious if you have any information or references about how you evaluate these various airfoils for use.  How do you choose the right shape for your application?  Do you use any specific CFD modeling programs?

Thanks,
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Just curious if you have any information or references about how you evaluate these various airfoils for use.  How do you choose the right shape for your application?  Do you use any specific CFD modeling programs?

The blower for the foundry was built after reading:
An optimal design algorithm for centrifugal fans: Theoretical and experimental studies
Cheng-Hung Huang and Min-Hsiang Hung
Department of Systems and Naval Mechatronic Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
pdf

Not the number of blades, but their profile NACA 6412 and orientation.
(… and written before Ronaldo's fillet function, as seen at the junction of the blades and the base)




With a DC motor from an inkjet printer it melts aluminium (with homemade charcoal)



but probably would do the same with flat rectangular blades, like Vik Olliver did before.


For my toy propeller, I choose a profile thick enough* to be printed nicely on both edge, NACA 8424. Those toys are also known to fly with flat blades, but it's easier for children with an airfoil (tested, and not only with mine). The shape makes the toy accessible to younger people, and is more pleasant.

I want to make wind turbines, there are lot of profiles in the UIUC dedicated to that :
http://chaaawa.com/airfoils/wind.html

Sweep, morph, skin are fantastic additions to OpenSCAD.
Make sure to have the required files in your library to run the demos:
https://github.com/openscad/list-comprehension-demos

I'm thinking about a graphical assistant to draw the path transform with bezier curves and background image. I have a beginning of a polygon editor like Daid's one, with zoom, pan, multi points selection and manipulation, for something different and for tablet (polyhedron written to the server). screenshots 1, 2.
(I also need a curve to modify the rotation along the extrusion, that will mimic Lightwave's envelopes).

But everything is already possible without assistant.


I don't use CFD modeling programs. With my sons we spent one hour or two looking for online analysis tool to feed the profiles into, but we didn't find anything convincing.

(*) That's the reason why I wanted to sort the 1550 profiles by area, to browse the thick ones in the last pages.

Benjamin
Now aware of the 200k limit, sorry.

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