The archive file panair.zip contains the files:
|arc11398.txt||the original COSMIC program description|
|clean502.bat||erase all the intermediate files from previous run|
|clean502.sh||same as clean502.bat, but for Mac or Linux|
|Sample cases for this program|
|swb.out||output from swb.inp|
|btac.inp||another sample case|
|btac.out||output from btac.inp|
|ellip.inp||another sample case|
|ellip.out||output from ellip.inp|
|nac6.inp||another sample case|
|nac6.out||output from nac6.inp|
|ppbc.inp||another sample case|
|ppbc.out||output from ppbc.inp|
|vbc.inp||another sample case|
|vbc.out||output from vbc.inp|
|vepd.inp||another sample case|
|vepd.out||output from vepd.inp|
|vss.inp||another sample case|
|vss.out||output from vss.inp|
|caseslnx.zip||the above cases with Unix end-of-line (Zip archive)|
You will probably want to download the users manual for Panair and you can find a link to it on the references page.
To compile this program for your machine, use the command
gfortran panair.f90 -o panair.exe
Linux and Macintosh users may prefer to omit the .exe on the file name.
Launch the program by entering the name at the command line
This program first asks for the name of the input file. This must be a file written to conform to the PanAir user guide. After calculating the solution, the program produces a file called panair.out that contains a wealth of information concerning the flow problem to be solved. You need to read the user guide before you try to interpret the output.
One little gotcha associated with this program is that it will not start if there are left-over files from a previous run -- and it leaves a lot of debris behind. This is done deliberately because the program has a restart capability allowing it resume calculations at a checkpoint without starting over. This was an important feature in 1978, but somewhat quaint today. There is a command file called clean502.bat that will delete all of these files. There is an alternate file called clean502.sh that does the same job for Mac or Linux folks.
It is best if you compile the programs using your Fortran compiler with the appropriate options for your computer system. If you do not wish to do this, you may download panairexecs.zip containing the files panair.exe, panair.mac, and panair.lnx, the executable program for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, each compiled generically for an Intel CPU.