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Xfoil Interface

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17 Feb 2011 (Updated )

Run Xfoil from Matlab. This is an interface to the original XFoil program.

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This simple function will use a system call to run Xfoil. It then loads the results into a data structure which you can then use in your Matlab script.

For example to deflect the trailing edge of a NACA0009 by 5deg at 65% chord and run multiple incidence angles...
[pol foil] = xfoil('NACA0009',[-5:15],1e6,0.2,'oper iter 150','gdes flap 0.65 0 5 exec')
The coefficents will be returned in the pol structure while the foil data and pressure distribution will be returned in foil structure.

XFOIL, first developed by Mark Drela at MIT, is a program for the design and analysis of subsonic isolated airfoils and is released under the GNU General Public License.
You can find Xfoil here:
http://web.mit.edu/drela/Public/web/xfoil/

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.4 (R2007a)
Other requirements 'Xfoil.exe' needs to be downloaded and placed in the same directory as this m function.
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Comments and Ratings (11)
01 Aug 2014 SREEJITH

anybody please give some idea about, how to develop matlab code for interpolation ('INTE') option in XFOIL.

30 Jul 2014 SREEJITH  
20 Feb 2014 WILLIAM GÓMEZ RIVERA

Thanks!!!!

How can I to work with another airfoil as xxx.dat/xxx.txt? Please ...any one that help me.

11 Sep 2013 Jorge  
21 Aug 2013 Fadi Kahwash

Thanks a lot for the useful code.
I'm gonna use it in my MSc project, with due acknowledgment of course...

05 May 2013 Thomas Hansen

Fantastic:) Is there a way to suppress the xfoil window?

27 Feb 2013 Sönke N

Thanks!
A note for linux users:
probably a workaround for some gfortran environment variables has to be applied.
http://www.mathworks.fr/matlabcentral/answers/44388#answer_56185

21 Nov 2011 Pierre

Absolutely impressive !
I just made some modifications in order to run it on a Linux config, but really very few.
Very great work !
Thanks,
Pierre

04 Jun 2011 David Pate  
21 Feb 2011 Pavel  
17 Feb 2011 Nate Jensen  
Updates
17 Feb 2011

Fixed typo in description.

18 Feb 2011

Fixed a typo in the description.

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