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ADS-Pro V440

ADS-Pro V439

ADS-Data (ADS Database)

 

ADS-PRO V440 – new features

General

  • Choise of the Units
    • m | kg | s | km/h
    • m | kg | s | kts
    • ft | lb | s | mph
    • ft | lb | s | kts

Engine

  • IC Engine: variation of SFC with Power and Rpm

Control Surfaces / High Lift Devices

  • Easier definition
  • Automatic 3D-Display
  • Check if overlap (change in color and warning messages)

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V440 – bug fixes

  • Twin-Tail: the symmetric tail is miscalculated on the 2D-Line editor when moving one cross-section in Y
  • Save File: remove whitespace from both sides of the file names (if any)
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V439 – new features

General

  • Compute airplane wetted area based on reference or true area (function of design context)
  • The reference geometry of a VTail is imposed to be trapezoidal

Engine

  • User defined Specific Fuel Consumption and Engine Installation Factor

Aerodynamics

  • List airfoil candidates (Reverse Engineering, Performance Analysis)
  • List airfoil candidates for a given flight condition defined by a lift coefficient and a Reynolds Number.
  • User defined miscellaneous drag coefficient to take into account extra drag generated by external components (gimbal camera...) or protrusions...

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V439 – bug fixes

  • Impossible to insert a new control station in front of the last one without refreshing the body before
  • Miscalculation of the total fuel capacity with fuel tanks in tailbooms
  • Miscalculation of the ground position for a UAV without landing gear
  • Miscalculation of the equivalent deflection of the elevator and rudder for a ruddervator
  • Trim drag for negative control surface deflection
  • Impossible to compute a canard configuration with tailboom in Design Level 1
  • Incomplete list of airfoil candidates for some sorting values
  • Wheel fairing generated with default dimensions
  • Other minor fixes

 

ADS-PRO V438 – new features

General

  • Possibility to model flaperons
  • Compute taper ratio for lifting surfaces with multi trpezoidal sections
  • Airplane wetted area computed from true areas
  • Compute drag (CS, HLD): limit the deflection to the max/min values
  • Change process: don't reset the mass fudge factor
  • Load dataset: display all missing files together
  • Output/Process Window: don't display the same message consecutively

3D Geometry

  • LCL Editor: avoid having 2 points with the same coordinates
  • CtS Editor: prevent moving red points (their position is ONLY defined from LCL Editor)

Control Surfaces/High Lift Devices

  • Press F5 to refresh the geometry and position (not done automatically)

Propellers

  • Add new propeller charts (2-blades propeller)

Landing Gear

  • Wheel has brakes: initialize the symmetric brake

Performance

  • Stall: add flap settings
  • Takeoff/Landing: add runway surface
  • Takeoff: display drag breakdown if not possible to accelerate to VLoff

Processing

  • Design Level 1: add information (engine nominal power imposed by...)
  • Performance Analysis: compute empty weight with a constant mass fudge factor
  • Performance Analysis: display pitch angle for variable pitch propeller

Advanced Parameters

  • Add fudge factor applied in ground effect on the drag increment due to the deflection of the CS/HLD

Battery Database

  • Limit the number of data

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V438 – bug fixes

  • Interference drag due to flap/aileron deflection: remove the ground effect because already included in profile drag increment
  • 3D-Model not updated when airfoil is changed
  • The vertical displacement of a CtS is not displayed on the CtS Line Editor
  • 3D-Model of a winglet not updated when airfoil of the last wing section is changed
  • Not possible to load an airplane with tailboom and cargobay, cargodoors
  • Not possible to generate a fuel tank in a tailboom
  • Impossible to compute total volume of fuel if one component has more than one tank
  • Impossible to display the results Quality when some results are not numerical values
  • Impossible to compute the interference drag for Light Business and Light Transport Categories
  • Impossible to stretch a body without refreshing it before (dataset created in a former version)
  • Miscalculation of the MAC position in the chord direction of a multi trapezoidal lifting surface
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V437 – new features

General

  • Check the name of a dataset
  • Display tips at the opening of a new session
  • Update data in the treeview when modified during the run

Propellers

  • Add new propeller charts
  • Add information about propeller performance (efficiency, activity factors...)
  • Add advanced parameters to improve the computation for extreme configurations (large diameter, high power...)

Systems

  • Fuel systems: compute tank volume based on the 3D-Model of the tank
  • Fuel systems: check the consistence between the total volume and the sum of each tank volume

Processing

  • Track changes: display the differences in results between two successive runs (great !)
  • Lift distribution: update the lift slope at the position of the bodies (fuselage, nacelles, tailbooms)

3D-Display

  • Improve the generation of the bodies (smoother)
  • Add blades on propeller disc (visual check of the number of blades)

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V437 – bug fixes

  • 3D-Model of a body: difficulty to get a smooth shape
  • Maximum rate of climb performance: lift curve slope not computed
  • Engine enveloppe: not allowed to put it at the reference point
  • Rudder display: incorrect on multi trapezoidal surface
  • Incidence of wing sections for multi trapezoidal geometry
  • Remove airplane from current session not allowed
  • VTail: equivalent horizontal tail geometry for boom mounted
  • Display new ailerons on 3D-Model
  • Remove and save the last airplane from the treeview
  • Compute fuel tank capacity (lifting surface)
  • Other minor fixes

 

ADS-PRO V436 – new features

General

  • Add results (definition of terms for different tables)
  • Add information in the Output/Process windows
  • Add information in the data description window

High Lift Devices

  • If several high lift devices on the same lifting surface, possibility to define different angles of deflection

Propellers

  • Compute activity factor based on engine nominal power
  • Update propeller efficiency according to activity factor

Takeoff and Landing Performance

  • Improve the accuracy (based on validation process)
  • Split friction on braked and not braked wheels
  • Adjust the drag generated by the high lift devices
  • Adjust the effect of headwind

Stability

  • Modification in the computation of the CG most forward position

Processing

  • Possibility to compute the propeller efficiency from propeller charts or from polynomial equation

Seaplane

  • Display a message if the seaplane model was not generated with a step

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V436 – bug fixes

  • Compute airfoil a0 for low Reynolds Number (need to be approximated)
  • Compute exposed area for vertical tail
  • Delete image files (2D Line Editor) before saving the files
  • Performance analysis with 5-Blades propeller
  • Display computed masses with a specific fudge factor
  • Installation efficiency for propeller mounted on nacelle
  • Number of operative propeller (Design Level 1)
  • Initialize mass of batteries (Design Level 2)
  • Update VTail position when the wing position and geometry are modified
  • Minimum number of ribs (4)
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V435 – new features

General

  • Add additional results (Mass)
  • Add information in the Output/Process Windows
  • Add Message Box in the definition of Advanced Parameters
  • Identification of "Read Only" Data with [ ]

Performance

  • Compute and display the Speed Polar (Performance Analysis)
  • Compute and display the Payload Range Chart (Performance Analysis)

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V435 – bug fixes

  • Bodies (force same shape and align section): the sections are forced in circumscribed rectangle
  • Load a dataset created with a "higher" license
  • Tools: Load Airplane if not equipped with the selected system
  • Tools: mass of horizontal tail and vertical tail not computed
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V434 – new features

General

  • Define the most critical engine (multi-engine aircraft)

3D-Model

  • Vertical Tail may be moved below the fuselage or tailboom
  • Update the symmetric vertical tail

Performance

  • Takeoff: take intoo account the ground effect to compute the lift coefficient
  • Compute performance OEI with the most critical engine
  • Propeller efficiency: extrapolate if pitch angle is lower than 15° (lower limit: 10°)

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V434 – bug fixes

  • Generation of the 3D-Model if 2 control stations are too close from each other
  • Twin Vertical Tail: update symmetric
  • Update fuselage shape if the second control station is in front of the first one
  • Takeoff with ducted propeller
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V433 – new features

General

  • Additional input for reverse engineering process
  • Check missing data before a run

Performance

  • Multi-Engine: compute performance with OEI
  • Takeoff: compute performance @MxTO power setting
  • Landing: add free roll time

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes/validation reports

 

ADS-PRO V433 – bug fixes

  • New Airplane: no initialisation of the lifting surface standard geometry
  • Load aircraft without making a run before: no initialisation of the lifting surface standard geometry
  • Turbopropeller: check engine data if no reverse
  • Reverse Engineering with a 5-Blades Propeller
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V432 – new features

General

  • All moving horizontal tail (stabilator)
  • Add information in the TreeView to make easier the definition of the 3D-Model (areas, distances)
  • Posiibility to launch some calculations from the TreeView: geometry, stability derivatives, airfoil candidates, costs...

3D-Model

  • VTail mounted on fuselage: allow to define the Y position
  • Systems/Other: allow to define the Y and Z position
  • Gear fairing: allow to define the X position
  • Compute the CG from the 3D geometry (lifting surface, fuselage, fuel tanks)

Performance

  • Oswald efficiency factor computed from lift distribution
  • Fuselage drag coefficient for pusher/tractor configuration
  • Cruise flight condition: add power setting
  • Takeoff: add rotation time
  • Landing: add free roll time and rolling friction coefficient brakes on
  • Propeller installation factor: take into account the shape and size of the body behind it

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V432 – bug fixes

  • Load new license file and remove the dataset
  • Ducted propeller: position and geometry
  • Boxwing: default geometry
  • Display headwind speed for takeoff and landing
  • Tailboom default shape (engine nacelle type)
  • Initialize CG location (performance analysis/Stall)
  • Takeoff run: compute speed until liftoff speed
  • Lifting surface shadded area
  • Design level 1, seaplane: update takeoff curve
  • Update engine position: Z
  • Propeller efficiency if pitch angle higher than 45°
  • Maximum lift increment for twin engine, wing mounted
  • Twin vertical tail configuration to single vertical tail
  • Takeoff flap deflection initialized to 0
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V431 – new features

General

  • Design of Seaplanes (Flyingboat) - Reverse Engineering, Design Level 1 & 2, Performance Analysis
  • Add contextual menus (compute geometry, costs...)

3D-Model

  • New components (Hulls, Floats, Struts
  • Display ground and water surface

Performance

  • Takeoff and Landing on water surface
  • Influence of headwind

Export

  • Hulls and Floats

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V431 – bug fixes

  • Initialize Control Lines (Offset, DZ)
  • Update 3D-Model wheninserting New Control Station
  • Display 2D Line Editor make the Property Display Window empty
  • Insert Control Station
  • Update Line Editor (modification on circular Control Station)
  • Change engine type for multi engine configuration
  • Change propeller diameter
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V430 – new features

General

  • V-Tail Configuration
  • Gull-Wing Configuration
  • Folding Wing
  • Compute/Display the area of the lifting surface during the Reverse Engineering and Performance Analysis data acquisition process
  • Check engine dataset before making a run

3D-Model

  • Display in transparency the reference lifting surface
  • Rotation of the Cross Sections (function of the dihedral angle)
  • Function key F6 to hide the selected component
  • Function key F7 to display all components

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V430 – bug fixes

  • Wing strut (force incidence and twist to 0)
  • Strut default shape (compute geometry)
  • Change classification when LCL Editor is loaded
  • List Missing Data (missing data remaining at root position)
  • Default structure on multi Vertical Tail configuration
  • Default structure on Canard Configuration
  • Control Surface and High Lift Devices Geometry for multi trapezoidal section
  • Force initialisation of the standard geometry if Process with No Solution
  • Update fuel tank geometry
  • Initialisation of the number of tailboom
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V429 – new features

General

  • Strut-Braced Wing Configuration
  • Improve Twin-Boom Design Configuration

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V429 – bug fixes

  • Side Force due to Sideslip Derivative (VT-Boom Mounted)
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V428 – new features

General

  • Ducted Fan design capability (4-5 Blades, 0.8m-1.8m)
  • Landing Gear: Improve the computation of the CG position for retracted and extended position

3D-Model

  • Update CG position in real time with component position
  • Update AC position in real time with component size and position
  • Display the Ducted Fan on the LCL Editor

Performance

  • Determine the best duct size to generate the thrust

Database

  • New airplanes: CEA308, RFB Fantrainer F400, Edgley Optica, Glasair III
  • Ducted Fan: Performance tables (4-5 blades, 0.8-1.8m)
  • New airfoils: LS(1)0417
  • New engines: Jabiru 2200, PT6A, Allison 250

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V428 – bug fixes

  • Reverse Engineering: Update the length of the tailboom during the run
  • Reset View: Unloading 3D-View
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V427 – new features

General

  • Check Cfe value when computed from Reverse Engineering
  • Check file name before saving
  • Add messages if components are oversized

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V427 – bug fixes

  • Control Line Editor (Nacelle & Tailboom): Force initialization (align bleu points with red points) in order to avoid the use of the Control Line Editor
  • Control Line Editor: unexpected DZ for CtS(1) and CtS(3)
  • Cabin and Flight Deck: Update geometry before computing geometry
  • Occupant: default standing position
  • Tails relative area: computed from reference area
  • Control Stations: Update relative position (%) if the last one is moved
  • Main and Auxiliary Gear: Mass computation (Raymer Method)
  • Fuel tank: Update geometry (Fuselage and Taiboom tanks)
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V426 – new features

General

  • Check fuel tank volume (Performance Analysis)
  • Default Geometry (Light-Twin-Engine): Limite the number of Control Stations
  • Results: Display static margin for Cruise, Best Range and Best Endurance

3D-Model

  • Display graph to manage blended values for CSP, DZ and Offset
  • Display Wetted Area Plot
  • Display Volume Plot
  • Display airplane MAC based on the reference geometry of the wing

Performance

  • Best Range optimisation: Control on maximum power setting for cruise
  • Best Endurance optimisation: Control on maximum power setting for Cruise

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V426 – bug fixes

  • Compute default CG position for Canard Configuration
  • Compute the 3D-Model of the fuel tank (Fuselage)
  • Compute the propeller rpm (Fixed-Pitch Propeller, Partial-Power)
  • Tangent interpolation for 3D-Model (bodies)
  • Update Nacelle geometry while loading
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V425 – new features

General

  • List Airfoil Candidates from airfoil database (+1300) (the best airfoils for the main flight condition)
  • List Engines form engine database (engine of same technology)
  • Check for missing entities before computing
  • Add option Refresh in Real-Time (LCL & CtS Line Editor)

Airfoil Database

  • +1300 airfoils

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V425 – bug fixes

  • Takeoff altitude (results display)
  • Change process while LCL Editor is loaded
  • Default geometry for UAV
  • Update symmetric (Nacelle, Tailboom, Engine Pylon)
  • Tangent interpolation for 3D-Model (bodies)
  • Propeller blade number (same number)
  • Engine position modification during Reverse Engineering
  • Computing with missing entities
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V424 – new features

General

  • Add option to compute the aerodynamic with the parabolic drag approximation
  • Add rate of climb table (for different flight weight)
  • Improve takeoff performance calculation

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V424 – bug fixes

  • Fix Control Point position on Longitudinal Control Line Editor (top view)
  • Fix mass of wing with fuel tank (toolbox)
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V423 – new features

General

  • Point displacement on Longitudinal Control Lines (Mouse Down + Shift: vertical ONLY, Mouse Down + Ctrl: vertical ONLY)
  • Don't save the session if On-Line Registered
  • Don't load the airplane if one airfoil data file is misssing
  • Add the flight description in information messages
  • Add information about the selected standard geometry if not appropriated with the current geometry

 

ADS-PRO V423 – bug fixes

  • Fix Engine pylon display on 2D Line Editor

ADS-PRO V422 – new features

Model Canard/Tandem Configuration

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Feasability Analysis
  • Conceptual Design
  • Performance Analysis

Improve algorithms

  • Aerodynamic loads on lifting surfaces
  • Control Surface deflection
  • CG-Range
  • Stability Derivatives
  • Stall performance: stall departure location
  • Static Stability: computed from static margin
  • Takeoff and Landing performnace: reduction of calculation time
  • Generation of Airfoil dataset

Add new checks during the run

  • Trim lift and maximum control surface deflection

Airfoil Database:

  • Add new property: Is Used For

Longitudinal Control Lines Editor and Control Stations Editor

  • Add wheel fairings

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V422 – bug fixes

  • Fix Engine envelope for pusher engine (Turbopropeller, Electric Motor)
  • Fix VT position for a twin-boom configuration
  • Fix Control Surface position for a twin-boom configuration
  • Fix Airfoil Dataset generation via XFoil
  • Fix Wing Chord dimension greater than 0
  • Fix Initialize fuel tanks in booms while loading
  • Fix save file if no valid license
  • Fix missing engine characteristics (TP)
  • Fix the modification (tractor / pusher) is not taken into account in the 2D line editor of the LCL and CtS
  • Fix List of missing data (Aircraft & Prop)
  • Fix Contour Lines display for engine pylons
  • Fix Contour Lines display is circular fuselage shape
  • Fix Y-position of mid-engine during design level 1 & 2
  • Fix Ri for a push-pull configuration (Design Level 1)
  • Fix VT position if HT-Mounted
  • Fix Loading Missing Engine File
  • Fix Pylon (LS) Geometry computation
  • Fix stability derivatives if no aileron selected
  • Fix uncheck HLD after stopping execution
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V421 – new features

Model Light Business Airplane

  • Turbopropeller engines
  • Interior: cabin, flight deck
  • Doors: passenger, emergency, cargo doors
  • Display containers

Add turbopropeller database

Add new checks during the run

  • Interference of crew members with the wall of the fuselage
  • CG range for all load cases

Create engine envelope by default for:

  • Turbofan, Turbojet
  • Turbopropeller
  • Electric motor

Longitudinal Control Lines Editor and Control Stations Editor

  • Possibility to display/hide the additional shapes

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V421 – bug fixes

  • Fix additional shapes display on Control Station and Longitudinal Control Lines Editors, for bodies located out of the symmetric plane of the airplane
  • Fix data not saved for control systems
  • Fix check of the computer Id during On-Line Registration
  • Fix engine drag computation for multi engine
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V420 – new features

Display additional shapes on the Control Stations and Longitudinal Control Lines Editor

  • Lifting surfaces
  • Control surfaces
  • High lift devices
  • Fuselage
  • Nacelles
  • Landing gear

Improve the mass computation of the aircraft's systems

Add contextual menu to display/compute the characteristics of fuselage, control surfaces and high lift devices

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V420 – bug fixes

  • Fix technical note display TN00-063 (chek-list to perform the reverse engineering)
  • Fix crash if request to insert a control station in front of the last one (from the TreeView and the Longitudinal Control Lines Editor)
  • Fix gear strut position (from the wheel side)
  • Fix distance and angle measure on the Control Station Editor
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V419 – new features

Focus on the reverse engineering analysis

  • Geometry, propulsion
  • Performance: cruise, climb, takeoff, landing and stall performance analysis
  • Aerodynamic analysis
  • Quality analysis
  • Statistical analysis

Engine envelope created by default (single cylinder)

Compute equivalent friction coefficient for parabolic drag polar and shift-do-to-camber drag polar

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V419 – bug fixes

  • Fix crash if request to display statistics
  • Fix volume coefficient computation (not computed during reverse-engineering analysis and performance analysis)
  • Improve propeller efficiency calculation for a fixed pitch propeller in Level Flight
  • Improve results display for stall performance if no high lift device selected
  • Other minor fixes

ADS-PRO V418 – new features

Compute the performance of an airliner:

  • Cruise performance
  • Payload chart
  • Drag tables and charts
  • SAR tables and charts
  • Mission table and charts

Model airliners

  • Turbofan engines
  • Interior: cabin, flight deck, cargo bays, gear bays
  • Doors: passenger, emergency, cargo doors, gear doors
  • Structure: ribs, spars, frames

Add turbofan database

Improve installation efficiency for propeller driven airplane

Display additional information on the UI

Add new technical notes

 

ADS-PRO V418 – bug fixes

  • Fix the generation of the fuselage 3D-Model 
  • Fix error message display when New Airplane + Select category
  • Fix crash if lifting surface section has a relative position lower than 1m
  • Fix refresh of the Memo content if Check Data selected
  • Fix initialization of the trapezoidal section index at 100% position along the span
  • Fix image import on the Top-View. The imported image must have a width greater than the height. A warning message is displayed if this is not the case.
  • Fix the change of lifting surface incidence. Not relayed to cross sections
  • Other minor fixes

 

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