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OpenVSP 3.10.0 Released

OpenVSP Version 3.10.0

Just in time for SciTech, this release has been a long time coming. A few things had to be dropped at the last minute and there are a bunch more features pending in the wings… So expect more exciting releases in the near future.

There are no huge features this time, but enough significant changes to warrant the bump to .10. The FLTK graphics library has been updated to 1.3.4-1, the first stable FLTK release in years. The Angelscript scripting language has also been updated to the lastest version.

The clustering function for wings and propellers (LE/TE and root/tip) has been changed to one used widely by structured meshers. It gives more gradual point spacing growth resulting in much higher quality surface meshes.

The minimum clustering para… Read more

OpenVSP 3.9.1 and VSPAERO 3.1 Released

This release is all bug fixes. Some of the bugs are longstanding, but most relate to the big VSPAERO and integration update in 3.9.0. Everyone should update.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix bugs with unenforced limits of propeller curves
  • Fix feather/collective angle for reversed propeller
  • Fix false camber for blunt TE/LE airfoils in VLM VSPAERO analysis
  • Fix problem where custom materials got re-written to file on insert
  • Fix error writing supersonic VSPAERO results to file
  • Fix various errors with VSPAERO integration
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OpenVSP 3.9.0, VSPAERO 3.0, and the OpenVSP Workshop

OpenVSP Version 3.9.0 with VSPAERO Version 3.0

The OpenVSP Workshop is this week. If you can’t be there, you can still stream the presentations online. Details at the workshop website.

Just in time for the Workshop, this release has something for everyone. VSPAERO, Hinges, Group Transform, AutoCAD Export, and bug fixes.

VSPAERO v3.0 is the most significant update to the VSPAERO solver to date. It includes a thick-surface panel method, control surfaces in VLM mode, built-in batch runs, improved speed, and more.

The VSPAERO integration into OpenVSP has been updated to support the new version of VSPAERO. API support also updated.

A one-axis kinematic joint has been added. This is like a blank component, but that can translate or rotate. Its children are forced … Read more

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