OpenVSP 3.7.0 Released

This version includes two significant new features that have been in the works for some time. These are the estimation of supersonic wave drag by the area rule and a capability to save sets of variable settings in a given model.

The wave drag capability has been much requested and long awaited. Since its demonstration at the 2015 Workshop, a number of slick improvements have been made. Thanks to Michael Waddington for all the work and to Sriram Rallabhandi for the C implementation of the Eminton Lord calculations.

The variable preset capability has a number of use cases; it allows you to save the model state and return to that state quickly and easily. Perhaps you have a model with takeoff, landing, and cruise configurations. Perhaps you adjust the tessellation for VSPAE… Read more

OpenVSP 3.6.2 Released

A small bugfix update just in time for AVIATION. This release fixes three problems that have bitten users. Get it now and don’t get bit! See you in DC.

Bug Fixes:

  • Projected area direction setting from API. Thanks James Haley
  • Crash in 3.6.1 with zero-width cross sections.
  • Crash exporting split-surface IGES files with degenerate patches.
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