Hi there! I'm working on a "simple" hobby project that needs a small custom centrifugal compressor, and was evaluating using the freely available (at least to US Citizens) NASA software:
- CCD/QUIK (design using performance/sizing requirements)
- CCODP (to evaluate the performance of the QUIK design output)
- CCGEOM (to generate the blade/hub/shroud geometry in PLOT3D format for import into a CAD/CAM package).
So far I have had little luck in "chaining" the data between applications... I can get sample and test jobs to run under each application, but can't seem to get the output from one loaded into the next - in spite of the fact that the manuals all say it is possible. I also can't seem to get the CCGEOM app to output ANY PLOT3D files as listed in the manual.
Has anyone tried using this software suite, or know the proper sequence/editing/post-processing required to get data from one to the next? It looks like an inexpensive and promising solution for a hobbyist to develop small compressors with, but I've got to get it working first...
Thanks in advance!