The archive file 3view.zip contains the files:
|readme.txt||General description of 3view.|
|3view.f90||the complete source code for 3view|
|tnd4211.wgs||sample wing-body configuration of NASA TN D-4211|
|tnd7505.wgs||sample wing-body configuration of NASA TN D-7505|
|wdcase1.wgs||sample configuration prepared for the wave drag program|
|swb.wgs||sample configuration prepared for Panair|
|tnd6480.wgs||sample wing-body configuration of NASA TN D-6480|
|tp2608.wgs||sample wing-body configuration of NASA TP 2608|
To compile this program, use the command
gfortran 3view.f90 -o 3view.exe
Linux and Macintosh users may prefer to omit the .exe on the file name.
To launch the program, enter "3view.exe" at the command line. The program asks for the name of the input WGS file and proceeds to the end of the computation. The files called plan.gnu, side.gnu, and rear.gnu are produced as output and may be used with gnuplot or with your favorite plotting package. For example
gnuplot> plot 'plan.gnu' with lines
You can use the command
gnuplot> set size ratio -1
to insure that the pictures are not distorted. Otherwize, they will be stretched both ways to fill your screen.
It is best if you compile the programs using your Fortran compiler with the appropriate options for your computer system. If you are unable or do not wish to do this, you may download 3viewexecs.zip containing the files 3view.exe, 3view.mac, and 3view.lnx, the executable program for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, each compiled generically for an Intel CPU.