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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.

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Published date: 2004
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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Date deposited: 05 Apr 2011 08:46
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:03

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