We finished the implementation of input variables verification. We are starting to validate jet engine calculation.
Gas dynamic functions have been implemented. We decided to integrate a new class to check all input parameters. Hopefully, it will not be long. The first structure was only main program. Now it is changing to
main program <-> gdf (gas dynamic functions), enthalpy (enthalpy calculation), inlet (inlet calculation), isa (atmosphere input calculation) and inputcheck (input parameters validation).
We finished to implement a turboprop engine calculation. Now, we try to optimize the code. Firstly, the gas dynamic functions will be implemented, after it we will start to optimize Save, Print, Export functions.
At the current moment, we spent almost 170 hours for GTECalc development. The user manual took around 20 hours. Each engine is around 10 hours, the interface is around 60 hours, the methodology research is 30 hours and testing is 10 hours.
We started to implement a turboprop calculation and prepare the verification cases for all our implementations.
We implemented preliminary a turbofan with afterburner calculation. The current version has been updated to 0.3.2.
We developed an initial interface for the program. Currently, we are working on CAD an mesh generator implementation. On CAD side, the basic functions, such as point, line, arc, circle, curve are implemented. We are working to integrate the surfaces. On Mesh generation side we are testing the general tetra mesh generation.
The following parts are preliminary implemented: turbojet, turbojet with afterburner, turbofan. Currently, we are working on turbofan with afterburner integration. The interface is partially done. The current version is 0.3.1.
Currently, we are developing two codes. The first is Gas Turbine Engine Calculation (GTECalc) and the second is Computational Fluid X-Dynamics (CFxD). The details can be found in the related categories.
We are opening a site today, however we started to develop an engineering software a long time ago. Most of our codes are used in the scientific university programs. We developed the codes for 2D & 3D CFD packages, 1D programs for injector, gas turbine performance, heat exchanger, etc. calculations. Here, we will publish our progress in the software development.