Stallion 3D is a 3D aerodynamics analysis software package developed by Dr. Patrick Hanley of Hanley Innovations (a Florida business that develops aerodynamics software for education and small businesses). Starting with only the STL file, Stallion 3D is an all-in-one Windows software tool that rapidly validate conceptual and preliminary aerodynamic designs of aircraft, UAVs, hydrofoil and road vehicles.

Version 5.0 has the following features:

  • Built-in automatic grid generation
  • Built-in 3D compressible Euler Solver for rapid aerodynamics analysis.
  • Built-in 3D laminar Navier-Stokes solver
  • Built-in 3D Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) solver
  • Multi-core flow solver processing on your Windows laptop or desktop using OpenMP
  • Inputs STL files for processing
  • Built-in wing/hydrofoil geometry creation tool
  • Enables stability derivative computation using quasi-steady rigid body rotation
  • Up to 100 actuator disc (RANS solver only) for simulating jets and prop wash
  • Reports the lift, drag and moment coefficients
  • Reports the lift, drag and moment magnitudes
  • Plots surface pressure, velocity, Mach number and temperatures
  • Produces 2-d plots of Cp and other quantities along constant coordinates line along the structure

The introductory price of Stallion 3D 5.0 is $3,495 for the yearly subscription or $8,000 for a perpetual license. The software is also available in Lab and Class Packages. For more information, please visit http://www.hanleyinnovations.com/stallion3d.html or call us at (352) 261-3376.

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  • Hi John, the analysis is quite accurate.  I ran the standard validation tests.  For example, the DrivAer model (automobile), the Onera M6 wing, NACA 0012 turbulent wing, flat plate, etc.  The software has been around for over 8 years and customer include NASA, Navmar Applied Sciences and others.  In the following publication, NASA validated the software using one of their wind tunnels: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20160010298.pdf

  • Guys, how about NAFEMS compliance? Flow over the standard sphere, flat plate etc.? Or, let me put it other way around - how accurate it is?

  • Sure looks like the X-57 Maxwell X-plane, which is not a trivial simulation...

  • I hope you will be able to do it soon so we can benefit from your great software, and I am sure you will have more subscribers per project or per number of use, as tickets. 

  • Hi John,

    Thanks for your comments and kind words.  You present a good option.  The Stallion 3D algorithm supports the input of arbitrary geometries with automatic grid/solution generation.  This could be the basis for this class of s/w.  

  • HI Patrick, 

    Great work. 

    Maybe you can do a fee per project based on few drawing or few flow test. 

  • Hi Fred, thanks for your kind words.  I would most definitely like to find a solution that serves students, hobbyist and individuals.  This is especially true for a product like Stallion 3D since my initial intention was to empower aerodynamic designers with a tool to quickly validate their designs.  Price and license (perpetual vs. subscription) is a big challenge.  Thanks for the examples that you provided.  I will take a look at these products.  Thanks again using MultiElement Airfoils & 3DFoil and for your feedback.  

  • @patrick, your softwares are excellent ( I have a multi element airfoil licence that I acquired when the price was lower!) but they are beyond what an individual can afford. I understand you try to protect your revenue stream, but it would be great for you to have a "hobby" or "personnal" or "student" licence like now you can get for Matlab, Mathematica or some CAD software to name a few. Personnal and non commercial would protect your "pro" revenue stream while developping a whole new ( and larger ) set of customers

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