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OpenVSP Workshop 2019

September 17th-19th in Long Beach, California.


Join us at the OpenVSP Workshop on this September 17th-19th, 2019 in Long Beach, CA and enjoy

  • Presentations
  • Tutorials
  • Updates on recent/ongoing developments in VSP
  • Networking opportunities
  • Fun activities
  • Wonderful meals, snacks and beverages

Regular rate of $375 from July 1st to August 30th, 2019

Late bird rate of $425 from September 1st

For general questions and sponsorship opportunities please email us at

Register below:

The 2019 OpenVSP Workshop will be held September 17-19 in Long Beach, California.

We hope to see you there!


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.

Main Track
9/16/19 Monday
9/17/19 Tuesday
8:00-8:30 Welcome & Overview Tyler Winter M4 Engineering
8:30-9:00 Introduction to OpenVSP Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
9:00-9:30 Tour of main components Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
9:30-10:00 Basic Modeling Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Attach, symmetry, sets, subsurfaces Rob McDonald Uber
11:00-11:30 Automated Layout with a Python Integrated NDARC Environment (ALPINE) Chris Silva NASA Ames
11:30-12:00 Skinning explained Rob McDonald Uber
12:00-12:30 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Creation and Analysis of High-Lift Components in OpenVSP Erik Olson NASA Langley
1:30-2:00 Advanced Wing Modeling Rob McDonald Uber
2:00-2:30 Higher-Order Design Environment (HOrDE) Erik Olson NASA Langley
2:30-3:00 OpenVSP Improvements and use by Uber Rob McDonald Uber
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 Method for Using Component-Based Geometry Engines with High-Fidelity Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Anil Yildirim UMich
4:00-4:30 ESAero AFRL SBIR Nick Brake ESAero
4:30-5:00 TBD TBD TBD
5:00-5:30 Software Setup M4SS and/or FlightStream / NASA Only Breakout Session (Chris Silva) Chris Silva NASA Ames
5:30-6:00 Evening Reception
9/18/19 Wednesday
8:00-9:00 VSPAERO Theory, Validation, and Features Dave Kinney NASA Ames
9:00-10:00 VSPAERO GUI & HowTo – Basics Nick Brake ES Aero
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 VSPAERO Recent Additions – unsteady, rotating frame, rotating parts, PSU-WOPWOP output, etc. Dave Kinney NASA Ames
11:30-12:00 VSPAERO V&V w/ sub-scale DEP aircraft Jeff Freeman ESAero
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 VSPAERO GUI & HowTo – Advanced Nick Brake ESAero
2:00-3:00 VSP/CAD/CFD Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
3:00-3:30 Break
3:00-5:00 M4 Structure Studio - Basics, Advanced, Demo Tyler W., Mark S., Joe R. M4 Engineering
5:00-5:30 M4SS Trial/Example FollowAlong M4 Engineering
9/19/19 Thursday
8:00-8:30 VSP University Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
8:30-9:00 VSP Wiki Breakout Session Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
9:00-10:00 OpenVSP Structures Modeling Justin Gravett ES Aero
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 OpenVSP to CHARM to PSU-WOP WOP Alex Gary
11:30-12:00 OpenVSP API/Matlab Integration Nick Brake ESAero
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 OpenVSP Parasite Drag Tool Nick Brake ESAero
2:00-2:30 Git Version control of VSP models and libraries Brandon Litherland NASA Langley
2:30-3:00 UAM conceptual design with OpenVSP and FlightStream Siena Whiteside NASA Langley
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 High-lift and nonlinear aerodynamics using FlightStream and OpenVSP Vivek Ahuja/Roy Hartfield FlightStream
4:00-4:30 OpenVSP control surfaces in FlightStream Vivek Ahuja/Roy Hartfield Auburn University
4:30-5:00 FlightStream Trial/Example Follow-Along Vivek Ahuja FlightStream
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