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Charles March 20, 2007 11:30

Panel method meshing programs
I'm looking for an open-source or inexpensive surface meshing program for a panel code. The code should have the ability to read CAD geometry. Any suggestions? Icem-CFD is great, but costs about 10 times as much as a panel code solver!

mopen March 22, 2007 04:39

Re: Panel method meshing programs
you can try getdata graph digitizer

John Chawner March 24, 2007 14:22

Re: Panel method meshing programs
AMI ( offers Surfgen, a mesh generator designed specifically for their VSAERO and VSAEROhybrid panel methods. I don't think it's nearly as expensive the software you've already looked at.

Charles March 24, 2007 14:54

Re: Panel method meshing programs
Yes, that looks like an attractive option. The other promising one I'm trying out is SurfaceWorks from AeroHydro, which now exports directly to pmarc/cmarc format, which is really what I was after.

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