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 ====== Modeling for VSPAERO ====== ====== Modeling for VSPAERO ======
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-VSPAERO will analyze almost any geometry as long as the components are closed. ​ Whether you are able to obtain meaningful, or reliable, information is another story. ​ There are limits to VSPAERO'​s abilities to converge toward what you may think is the "​right"​ answer for a given set of flow conditions. ​ Keep in mind that this is a linear solver. ​ VSPAERO will not, for example, model stall characteristics or, in fact, separation of any kind.  This is a tool in your toolbox that will help find much of the aerodynamic traits of a model based on a given set of conditions that are within "​normal"​ flight conditions (e.g. cruise, small alpha, small beta) which you can later modify according to whatever physical limits you feel are necessary.+VSPAERO will analyze almost any geometry as long as the components are **closed**.  Whether you are able to obtain meaningful, or reliable, information is another story. ​ There are limits to VSPAERO'​s abilities to converge toward what you may think is the "​right"​ answer for a given set of flow conditions. ​ Keep in mind that this is a linear solver. ​ VSPAERO will not, for example, model stall characteristics or, in fact, separation of any kind.  This is a tool in your toolbox that will help find much of the aerodynamic traits of a model based on a given set of conditions that are within "​normal"​ flight conditions (e.g. cruise, small alpha, small beta) which you can later modify according to whatever physical limits you feel are necessary.
  
 This page will describe modeling practices that should increase your chances of success using VSPAERO. ​ By no means is this list comprehensive. ​ The goal is to prevent the usual pitfalls of the learning process while expanding on "good practice"​ methods for analyzing models using numerical codes. ​ An introduction to numerical analysis is given through MIT Open Courseware at this link: [[http://​ocw.mit.edu/​courses/​mathematics/​18-330-introduction-to-numerical-analysis-spring-2012/​ |"​Introduction to Numerical Analysis"​]]. This page will describe modeling practices that should increase your chances of success using VSPAERO. ​ By no means is this list comprehensive. ​ The goal is to prevent the usual pitfalls of the learning process while expanding on "good practice"​ methods for analyzing models using numerical codes. ​ An introduction to numerical analysis is given through MIT Open Courseware at this link: [[http://​ocw.mit.edu/​courses/​mathematics/​18-330-introduction-to-numerical-analysis-spring-2012/​ |"​Introduction to Numerical Analysis"​]].
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 ^  SR-22 Rough Mesh  ^  SR-22 Modified Mesh  ^ ^  SR-22 Rough Mesh  ^  SR-22 Modified Mesh  ^
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 +This page was created and edited by:  --- //​[[brandon.l.litherland@nasa.gov|Brandon Litherland]] 2015/07/02 10:47//
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