Propellers for all!
This release adds a new propeller component and fixes a pair of unrelated bugs. Though it may seem like a small change, the propeller component constructs its surface differently from other components. It represents a surprisingly large amount of work.
Instead of defining the blade shape (chord, twist) at specified stations, these are instead specified as continuious curves.
The propeller component comes with a bunch of related accessories — the blade activity factor is calculated on-the-fly, there is a one-click option to switch to a counter-rotating prop, propeller folding is built-in — with a user-defined fold axis, there is a blade element export/import capability, and the BEM data is available through the API.
- New propeller component
- Blade element import/export and API
- Fix DegenGeom crash on Matlab export
- Fix GUI output of mass properties calculation