Free XFOIL Alternatives

    XFOIL is described as 'interactive program for the design and analysis of subsonic isolated airfoils'. There are four alternatives to XFOIL for various platforms. The best alternative is javafoil, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like XFOIL are xflr5 (Free, Open Source) and QBlade (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jul 24, 2017

    • JavaFoil is a new implementation of my previous CalcFoil program. Like SimProp, CalcFoil was written solely for my web pages using the "C" language.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • XFLR5 is an analysis tool for airfoils, wings and planes operating at low Reynolds Numbers.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • QBlade is an open source wind turbine calculation software, which integrates XFOIL/XFLR5 functionality, and allows the user to rapidly design custom airfoils and compute their performance polars and integrate into rotor design and simulation.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows