XFLR5 - Design wings, profiles, and airfoils

Design in XFLR5
We almost always dedicate articles to describing or giving short tutorials on software used by home users on a daily basis, but we have also taken into consideration certain professional software with which you can work. One of them is XFLR5, an advanced software for the design of aircraft wings, airframes, profiles and airfoils.

XFLR5 is a software Linux compatible, free and open source which allows us to have a professional platform based on Reynolds numbers. From them it will allow us to graphically design our object. Perhaps some of you sound like it is the successor to XFOIL, both packages for the same purpose.

The program was created by Mark Drela for the Daedalus project at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the 80s, using the same algorithms as XFOIL. Basically it is an XFOIL that has only been translated into a new programming language, as well as including some variations.

If you want to learn more about this curious program, you can access this tutorial in spanish. And if what you want is to download the software to start working with it, you just have to go to the official project websiteIt weighs little and as you can see it is simple but effective. I hope aeronautics fans or aerodynamics fans like it...

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