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#12424425 May 31, 2016 at 03:01 PM
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Because the licensing was messed up, I believe. He was basing it off of copyrighted material, so a complete overhaul would have been needed.
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#12424766 May 31, 2016 at 05:12 PM · Edited 2 years ago
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#12404234 fb237 wrote:

get something close with DATCOM+. Computational Fluid Dynamics is pretty much what it does (correct me if I am wrong)

DATCOM+ doesn't do CFD.

CFD for an F-15 would take probably an entire month on a modern high spec server; In 2006 using 1000 processors gives 5 seconds per CFD iteration. An aeromodel requires around 10k CFD iteration this works out at roughly 631 CPU Core days. ref:

This isn't counting the amount of time to setup a CFD mesh (which is probably months of work). So even with fast computers a CFD derived aero model is going to be years of work.

There are other ways that use less CPU; at some point I might be able to publish a useful report about this.