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Citing OpenVSP

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Robert A. McDonald and James R. Gloudemans. “Open Vehicle Sketch Pad: An Open Source Parametric Geometry and Analysis Tool for Conceptual Aircraft Design,” AIAA 2022-0004. AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum. January 2022.DOI:10.2514/6.2022-0004 Preprint


OpenVSP, VSP, and RAM Papers

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Overview

Papers that have introduced and defined OpenVSP, VSP, and RAM. These are the authoritative references for each generation of this tool.

2022
  • Robert A. McDonald and James R. Gloudemans. “Open Vehicle Sketch Pad: An Open Source Parametric Geometry and Analysis Tool for Conceptual Aircraft Design,” AIAA 2022-0004. AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum. January 2022.DOI:10.2514/6.2022-0004 Preprint
2010
  • Hahn, A., “Vehicle Sketch Pad: Parametric Geometry for Conceptual Aircraft Design”, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jan 4 - 7 2010, AIAA-2010-657. DOI:10.2514/6.2010-657
1996
  • Gloudemans, J. R., Davis, P. C., and Gelhausen, P. A., “A Rapid Geometry Modeler for Conceptual Aircraft”, 34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA-1996-52, Jan. 15-18 1996. DOI:10.2514/6.1996-52

New Features and Development

Papers that discuss modifications or improvements to OpenVSP, VSP, or RAM. These papers are specific deep-dives on particular new features and capabilities.

2016
  • McDonald, Robert A. “Advanced Modeling in OpenVSP.” 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. 2016. DOI:10.2514/6.2016-3282
2015
  • McDonald, Robert A. “Interactive Reconstruction of 3D Models in the OpenVSP Parametric Geometry Tool.” 53rd AIAA aerospace sciences meeting. 2015. DOI:10.2514/6.2015-1014
  • Gary, Alex M., and Robert A. McDonald. “Parametric Identification of Surface Regions in OpenVSP for Improved Engineering Analysis.” 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. 2015. DOI:10.2514/6.2015-1016
  • Gloudemans, J. R. and McDonald, R. A., “User Defined Components in the OpenVSP Parametric Geometry Tool,” AIAA 2015-2547, 15th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Dallas, TX, 22-26 June 2015.DOI:10.2514/6.2015-2547
  • Waddington, Michael, and Robert A. McDonald. “Development of an Interactive Wave Drag Capability for the OpenVSP Parametric Geometry Tool.” 15th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. 2015.DOI:10.2514/6.2015-2548
2013
  • Belben, J. B. and McDonald, R. A., “Enabling Rapid Conceptual Design Using Geometry-Based Multi-Fidelity Models in VSP,” No. AIAA 2013-0328, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, 7-10 January 2013.DOI:10.2514/6.2013-328
  • Russell Denney, Jonathan Gladin, Jimmy Tai and Dimitri Mavris. “Propulsion Systems Modeling with Vehicle Sketch Pad,” AIAA 2013-224. 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. January 2013. DOI:10.2514/6.2013-224
2012
  • Denney, R., Tai, J., Mavris, D., “Parametric Geometry for Propulsion-Airframe Integration”, 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2012, AIAA-2012-548. DOI:10.2514/6.2012-548
2011
  • Link, M., Ko, A., Gelhausen, P., “Modification of Vehicle Sketch Pad for the Hybrid Wing Body Concept”, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jan. 4-7, 2011, AIAA-2011-359. DOI:10.2514/6.2011-359
2010
  • Gloudemans, J. R., McDonald, R., “Improved Geometry Modeling for High Fidelity Parametric Design”, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA-2010-659. DOI:10.2514/6.2010-659

Applications & Use

Papers that use OpenVSP, VSP, or RAM to help solve their problem. OpenVSP may play a prominent role in the work, or may only be a small piece of the puzzle.

2022
  • Gustavo Luiz Olichevis Halila, Leandro Neves Pedreiro, Eduardo Silveira Molina and Marcos Cesar Savio. “Efficient Aerodynamic Analysis for Propeller Aircraft Including Viscous Effects,” AIAA 2022-0429. AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum. January 2022.DOI:10.2514/6.2022-0429
2021
  • Cibin Joseph, Ranjith Mohan, “A Parallel, Object-oriented Framework for Unsteady Free-wake Analysis of Multi-rotor/wing Systems”, Computers & Fluids, Volume 215, 2021, ISSN 0045-7930. DOI:10.1016/j.compfluid.2020.104788
2020
  • Jeffrey J. Berton, Dennis L. Huff, Karl Geiselhart and Jonathan Seidel. “Supersonic Technology Concept Aeroplanes for Environmental Studies,” AIAA 2020-0263. AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum. January 2020.DOI:10.2514/6.2020-0263
2019
  • Van Dommelen, Dennis, Adam D'Silva, and Willem A. Anemaat. “Comparison of Methods to Predict Aerodynamic Center Shift due to Bodies.” AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum. 2019. DOI:10.2514/6.2019-3569
  • Ahuja, Vivek, Imon Chakraborty, and Roy J. Hartfield. “Aero-Propulsive Analysis for Contemporary Conceptual Design.” AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum. 2019.DOI:10.2514/6.2019-3019
  • Neale A. Watson, Mark White, Ieuan Owen, “Modelling the Effect of Unsteady Turbulent Wakes on a Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) Aircraft”, AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum, AIAA-2019-3244, DOI:10.2514/6.2019-3244.
2018
  • Sargent, Pierson B., and Willem A. Anemaat. “Benchmarking a Robust Panel Code for Ducted Fan VTOL Aircraft Design.” 2018 Applied Aerodynamics Conference. 2018.DOI:10.2514/6.2018-4212
  • Segui, Marine M., et al. “Design, development and validation of a Cessna Citation X aerodynamic model using openVSP software.” 2018 Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference. 2018. DOI:10.2514/6.2018-3256
  • Sandoz, Bryan, Vivek Ahuja, and Roy J. Hartfield. “Longitudinal Aerodynamic Characteristics of a V/STOL Tilt-wing Four-propeller Transport Model using a Surface Vorticity Flow Solver.” 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. 2018. DOI:10.2514/6.2018-2070
  • Vivekanand Mukhopadhyay, Mark L. McMillin and Thomas A. Ozoroski. “Structural Configuration Analysis of Advanced Flight Vehicle Concepts with Distributed Hybrid-Electric Propulsion,” AIAA 2018-1747. 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. January 2018.DOI:10.2514/6.2018-1747
  • Falk Goetten, Marc Havermann, Carsten Braun, Francisco Gómez and Cees Bil. “On the Applicability of Empirical Drag Estimation Methods for Unmanned Air Vehicle Design,” AIAA 2018-3192. 2018 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. June 2018.DOI:10.2514/6.2018-3192
2017
  • Jason Welstead, Peter C. Frederic, Michael A. Frederick, Steven R. Jacobson and Jeffrey J. Berton. “Cost-Driven Design of a Large Scale X-Plane,” AIAA 2017-1388. 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. January 2017. DOI:10.2514/6.2017-1388
2016
  • Winter, Tyler, Brynne Coleman, and Henry Pernicka. “Development of a multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization toolset for integrated spacecraft subsystem models.” 17th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference. 2016. DOI:10.2514/6.2016-3363
  • Olson, Erik D. “Three-Dimensional Modeling of Aircraft High-Lift Components with Vehicle Sketch Pad.” 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. 2016. DOI:10.2514/6.2016-1274
  • Olson, Erik D., and Cindy W. Albertson. “Aircraft High-Lift Aerodynamic Analysis Using a Surface-Vorticity Solver.” 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. 2016. DOI:10.2514/6.2016-0779
  • Welstead, Jason, and James L. Felder. “Conceptual Design of a Single-aisle Turboelectric Commercial Transport with Fuselage Boundary Layer Ingestion.” 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. 2016.DOI:10.2514/6.2016-1027
  • Michael C. Henson and Bo Wang. “Efficient Methods for Design And Analysis of Tow Steered Wing Structures,” AIAA 2017-1304. 58th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. January 2017. DOI:10.2514/6.2017-1304
  • Gavin K. Ananda and Michael S. Selig. “Stall/Post-Stall Modeling of the Longitudinal Characteristics of a General Aviation Aircraft,” AIAA 2016-3541. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference. June 2016.DOI:10.2514/6.2016-3541
2014
  • Jonathan Byrne, Philip Cardiff, Anthony Brabazon, Michael O׳Neill, “Evolving parametric aircraft models for design exploration and optimisation”, Neurocomputing, Available online 6 May 2014, ISSN 0925-2312, DOI: 10.1016/j.neucom.2014.04.004 .
  • Gary, A. M. and McDonald, R. A., “Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of Propulsion Airframe Integration While Matching Lift Distribution”, No. AIAA 2014-0533, National Harbor, MD, 13-17 January 2014. DOI:10.2514/6.2014-0553
2013
  • Hahn, Andrew. “Open Vehicle Sketch Pad Aircraft Modeling Strategies.” 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. 2013.DOI:10.2514/6.2013-331
  • Petrilli, Justin L., et al. “A CFD database for airfoils and wings at post-stall angles of attack.” 31st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference. 2013. DOI:10.2514/6.2013-2916
  • Böhnke, Daniel, et al. “Towards a collaborative and integrated set of open tools for aircraft design.” 51st AIAA aerospace sciences meeting including the new horizons forum and aerospace exposition. 2013. DOI:10.2514/6.2013-222
  • Armand Chaput. “Vehicle Sketch Pad Structural Analysis Module Capability Update,” AIAA 2013-223. 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. January 2013.DOI:10.2514/6.2013-223
2012
  • Chaput, A., Rizo-Patron, S., “Vehicle Sketch Pad Structural Analysis Module Enhancements for Wing Design”, 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2012, AIAA-2012-546. DOI:10.2514/6.2012-546
  • Hahn, A., “Application of Cart3D to Complex Propulsion-Airframe Integration with Vehicle Sketch Pad”, 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2012, AIAA-2012-547. DOI:10.2514/6.2012-547
  • William Londenberg, Ernie Keen and Paul Gelhausen. “Development of a Conceptual Aerodynamic Analysis Tool - AVID APEX,” AIAA 2012-685. 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. January 2012.DOI:10.2514/6.2012-685
  • Sharon Padula, Jay Robinson and Lloyd Eldred. “Structural Analysis in a Conceptual Design Framework,” AIAA 2012-1753. 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference. April 2012.DOI:10.2514/6.2012-1753
2011
  • Chaput, A., Akay, E., Rizo-Patron, S., “Vehicle Sketch Pad (VSP) Structural Layout Tool” 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jan. 4-7, 2011, AIAA-2011-357. DOI:10.2514/6.2011-357
  • Ordaz, I., “Conversion of Component-Based Point Definition to VSP Model and Higher-Order Meshing”, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jan. 4-7, 2011, AIAA-2011-358. DOI:10.2514/6.2011-358
  • Irian Ordaz and Wu Li. “Integration of Off-Track Sonic Boom Analysis in Conceptual Design of Supersonic Aircraft,” AIAA 2011-464. 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. January 2011.DOI:10.2514/6.2011-464
  • Wells, D., Olson, E., “Hybrid Wing Body Planform Design with Vehicle Sketch Pad”, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jan. 4-7, 2011, AIAA-2011-360. DOI:10.2514/6.2011-360
  • Gur, O., Bhatia, M., Mason, W.H. et al. Development of a framework for truss-braced wing conceptual MDO. Struct Multidisc Optim 44, 277–298 (2011). DOI:10.1007/s00158-010-0612-9
2010
  • William Fredericks, Kevin Antcliff, Guillermo Costa, Nachiket Deshpande, Mark Moore, Edric San Miguel and Alison Snyder. “Aircraft Conceptual Design Using Vehicle Sketch Pad,” AIAA 2010-658. 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. January 2010. DOI:10.2514/6.2010-658
  • Irian Ordaz and Sriram Rallabhandi. “Boom Minimization Framework for Supersonic Aircraft Using CFD Analysis,” AIAA 2010-1506. 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. January 2010. DOI:10.2514/6.2010-1506
  • Jeffrey Berton and Mark Guynn. “Multi-Objective Optimization of Turbofan Design Parameters for an Advanced, Single-Aisle Transport,” AIAA 2010-9168. 10th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference. September 2010.DOI:10.2514/6.2010-9168
2009
  • Jeffrey Berton, Edmane Envia and Casey Burley. “An Analytical Assessment of NASA's N+1 Subsonic Fixed Wing Project Noise Goal,” AIAA 2009-3144. 15th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (30th AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference). May 2009.DOI:10.2514/6.2009-3144
2008
  • Sriram Rallabhandi and Dimitri Mavris. “Simultaneous Airframe and Propulsion Cycle Optimization for Supersonic Aircraft Design,” AIAA 2008-143. 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. January 2008.DOI:10.2514/6.2008-143
2006
  • Blake Moffitt, Thomas Bradley, David Parekh and Dimitri Mavris. “Design and Performance Validation of a Fuel Cell Unmanned Aerial Vehicle,” AIAA 2006-823. 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. January 2006.DOI:10.2514/6.2006-823
2003
  • Mark Guynn, Mark Croom, Stephen Smith, Robert Parks and Paul Gelhausen. “Evolution of a Mars Airplane Concept for the ARES Mars Scout Mission,” AIAA 2003-6578. 2nd AIAA “Unmanned Unlimited” Conf. and Workshop & Exhibit. September 2003. DOI:10.2514/6.2003-6578
2000
  • Robert McDonald and Dimitri Mavris. “Formulation, realization, and demonstration of a process to generate aerodynamic metamodels for hypersonic cruise vehicle design,” AIAA 2000-5559. 2000 World Aviation Conference. October 2000.DOI:10.2514/6.2000-5559
1997
  • D. Kinney, A. Hahn and P. Gelhausen. “Comparison of low and high nacelle subsonic transport configurations,” AIAA 1997-2318. 15th Applied Aerodynamics Conference. June 1997.DOI:10.2514/6.1997-2318
1996
  • D. Kinney, M. Hafez and P. Gelhausen. “Unstructured full potential analysis of a low-wing transport with nacelles,” AIAA 1996-2376. 14th Applied Aerodynamics Conference. June 1996. DOI:10.2514/6.1996-2376
1995
  • Gelhausen, P. A. and Moore, M. D., “Overview of ACSYNT for Light Aircraft Design,” General, Corporate & Regional Aviation Meeting & Exposition, SAE International, May 1995. DOI:10.4271/951159

Comparisons and References

Papers that do not use OpenVSP, VSP, or RAM, but they do reference them as a point of comparison or to present an alternative approach.

2022
  • Halit E. Uzun. “An Automated Modeling And Meshing Tool For Helicopter Rotor Design,” AIAA 2022-1964. AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum. January 2022. DOI:10.2514/6.2022-1964
  • Miguel Rodriguez-Segade Alonso, Santiago Hernandez and Jacobo Díaz. “An extensible highly parametric open-source wingbox generation framework,” AIAA 2022-0320. AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum. January 2022.DOI:10.2514/6.2022-0320
2012
  • Mehdi Ghoreyshi, Adam Jirasek, Steven Brandt, Ryan Osteroos and Russell Cummings. “From Spreadsheets to Simulation-Based Aircraft Conceptual Design,” AIAA 2012-393. 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. January 2012.DOI:10.2514/6.2012-393
2009
  • Ohad Gur, William Mason and Joseph Schetz. “Full Configuration Drag Estimation,” AIAA 2009-4109. 27th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference. June 2009.DOI:10.2514/6.2009-4109
2006
  • David Rodriguez and Peter Sturdza. “A Rapid Geometry Engine for Preliminary Aircraft Design,” AIAA 2006-929. 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. January 2006.DOI:10.2514/6.2006-929
1997
  • Eric Charlton, Kenneth Powell, Eric Charlton and Kenneth Powell. “An octree solution to conservation laws over arbitrary regions (OSCAR),” AIAA 1997-198. 35th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit. January 1997.DOI:10.2514/6.1997-198
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