the format of the input file for airfoilprep

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the format of the input file for airfoilprep

Postby Amr.Essam » Wed May 16, 2018 4:27 pm

I am an Undergraduate student in Egypt, working on graduation project on wind energy using Aerodyn. Please forgive my trivial request but I am new to FAST and Airfoilprep
I am struggling now for over a week trying to generate the dat file for the airfoil to be used in Aerodyn.

Can anyone please upload a sample of the airfoil input file to the airfoilprep. "python airfoil.dat --extrap 1" what i mean is that part in bold can someone upload a sample for it.

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Re: the format of the input file for airfoilprep

Postby Jason.Jonkman » Wed May 16, 2018 8:32 pm

Dear Amr,

I have not used myself (I'm more familiar with the original AirfoilPrep spreadsheet: Regardless, from my brief look at the documentation, I would guess that the airfoil data file is formatted for compatibility with older versions of AeroDyn e.g. AeroDyn v12-v14. You can find examples of these airfoil data files e.g. in the AeroDyn v14 archive:

I'm not sure Andrew Ning--the developer of checks this forum. So, you may want to seek further help through github issues in the repository:

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