Analytical Methods

MSES/MISES

Whether you need a single airfoil section, multiple sections for a highlift system, or an airfoil for a cascade, the MSES/MISES suite of codes allows you to quickly translate your design requirements into an optimum configuration.

Two-dimensional codes driven with X-Window GUIs allow for rapid geometry changes, parametric flow studies, and configuration development:  MSES for multi-elemental airfoils in subsonic and transonic flow; MISES for airfoils in a transonic cascade. 

Both codes are developed by Professor Mark Drela at MIT and offer inverse design, forced and natural transition, and direct and inverse interactive boundary layer methods.  Grid generation is automatic using a streamline coordinate solution, allowing the grid to adapt to the evolving flow field. 

There is no better way to achieve your ideal airfoil design in the least possible time.