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OpenVSP Workshop 2016

Registration is still Open

The 2016 OpenVSP Workshop will be held August 23-25 at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field California.

Registration is capped at 100 attendees, so register right away.

There is no charge for the workshop, but attendees have the option to pay $60 upon arrival for lunch and refreshments.

To register, send an email with the following information to Rob McDonald.

  • Name
  • Email
  • Company/Affiliation
  • $60 Food Option (Y/N)
  • Citizenship / US Resident Status – Foreign national (non permanent resident) registration has closed.

If you cannot attend, don’t worry. The workshop will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing. No registration is required to view the live stream.


The OpenVSP Workshop consists of presentations and tutorials by VSP developers and power users. Topics range from introductory to advanced model building, reports on cutting edge development, and work that real users are accomplishing with OpenVSP.

Breakout Session
8/23/16 Tuesday
8:30-10:00 Developer Breakout Session Rob McDonald
Main Track
8/23/16 Tuesday
8:00-8:30 Welcome & Overview Rob McDonald
8:30-9:00 Introduction to OpenVSP Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
9:00-9:30 Basic modeling Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
9:30-10:00 Tour of main components Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 USAF SBIR Report Ben/Nick ESAero
11:00-11:30 Attach, symmetry, sets, subsurfaces Rob McDonald
11:30-12:00 XSecs in detail Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
12:00-12:30 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Conformal Components J.R. Gloudemans
1:30-2:00 Skinning explained Rob McDonald
2:00-2:30 Advanced Wing Modeling Rob McDonald
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-3:30 NASA SBIR Report Nick Brake ESAero
3:30-4:00 Saved Parameter Settings Bryan Schmidt ESAero
4:00-4:30 Modeling Demo Rob McDonald
6:00-6:30 BBQ social
8/24/16 Wednesday
8:00-8:30 FEM from VSP Models Wu Li NASA Langley
8:30-9:00 Structures work Trevor Laughlin
9:00-9:30 TOW Steered Wing Structure Design Mike Henson UT Arlington
9:30-10:00 Mass Properties Mark McMillin NASA Langley
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 VSPAERO Theory Dave Kinney NASA Ames
11:00-11:30 VSPAERO Verification Dave Kinney NASA Ames
11:30-12:00 VSPAERO GUI VLM Basics Nick Brake ESAero
12:00-12:30 Lunch
1:00-1:30 VSPAERO GUI VLM Advanced Nick Brake ESAero
1:30-2:00 VSPAERO GUI Panel Method Nick Brake ESAero
2:00-2:30 VSPAERO Next Steps Dave Kinney NASA Ames
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-3:30 VSPAERO SUGAR braced wing aero Doug Wells NASA Langley
3:30-4:00 Advanced Parameter Linking Rob McDonald
4:00-4:30 OpenVSP to OVERFLOW Joe Derlaga NASA Langley
4:30-5:00 Latest in high lift modeling Erik Olson NASA Langley
5:00-5:30 Custom Components Rob McDonald
8/25/16 Thursday
8:00-8:30 Wave Drag Rob/Michael
8:30-9:00 Drag buildup Bryan Schmidt ESAero
9:00-9:30 Aerodatabases with GoCart & Cart3D Aerion Technologies
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Projected Area Rob McDonald
11:00-11:30 NDARC Integration Travis Perry US Army AMRDEC
11:30-12:00 Aircraft design framework with OpenVSP in the loop Alessandro Davi Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica
12:00-12:30 Lunch
1:00-1:30 CompGeom and Meshing Rob McDonald
1:30-2:00 Flightstream Roy Hartfield Research in Flight
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00-3:30 Design vars & xddm, API, Scripting Rob McDonald
3:30-4:00 Analysis Mgr, Results Mgr, Python Rob McDonald
4:00-4:30 Fit Model Presentation Rob McDonald
4:30-5:00 Fit Model Interactive Rob McDonald

Past Workshop Presentations

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