GEVfoil, or Ground Effect Vehicle (aero)Foil is under development as an open-source set of tools for the analysis of aerofoils (U.S. English: airfoil) in ground effect flights.

The objectives;

  • To create a set of tools to aid in the analysis of aerofoils in ground effect.
  • To primarily focus on 2D effects, but not exclude 3D effects where appropriate and relevant.
  • To utilise open-source tools as much as possible, for example links into the OpenFOAM CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) project.
  • To maintain a blog of the development, and open-source the whole project when it has content enough to be worthy.

Current developments can be seen within the blog.