Parametric definition of complex multi-appended bodies for marine and aerospace application: a user guide to Adaptflexi


Turnock, S.R. (2004) Parametric definition of complex multi-appended bodies for marine and aerospace application: a user guide to Adaptflexi. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton, 29pp. (Ship Science Report, 136).

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An overview is given of the powerful geometry (solid model) creation program Adaptflexi. A detailed user guide and a number of worked examples are given to illustrate how the code can be used as part of a design investigation for realistic marine or aerospace vehicles. The software can either be run interactively or using previously created scripts that allow multiple parametric variations of the specified problem. A range of input format and output format allows straightforward coupling to other CAD/ship lines software and to analysis using CFD or FEA. Useful features include: the ability to generate ab initio parametric definitions of complex shapes; creation of multiple object problems; definition of multiple phase domain problems; independent manipulation of sub assemblies of components; systematic control of surface and volume mesh creation process; and visualisation tools for assessing mesh quality and flow solutions. The report describes all the available functionality as well as giving worked examples for a number of typical marine and aerospace applications.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 179377
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 08:46
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:33
Publisher: University of Southampton
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/179377

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