OpenVSP Workshop 2022 Reminder

2022 OpenVSP Workshop Page

National Institute of Aerospace main building.

This year we are hosting the event at the National Institute of Aerospace located at 100 Exploration Way Hampton, VA 23666. Please save the dates of August 9-11, 2022 (Tuesday – Thursday).  We may also reserve seating for a social event in the evening depending on safety and social distancing. We are approaching our limit for attendees so please send us your information soon if you know that you will participate!

What is the OpenVSP Workshop?

The OpenVSP Workshops are annual opportunities for users of all experience levels, including those with no prior experience, to learn about ongoing OpenVSP development and features directly from the source and to gain knowledge and skill in leveraging a versatile aerospace geometry design and analysis software. Representatives from NASA, Department of Defense, Industry, and Academia participate in the workshop alongside individual users to showcase new research, demonstrate improvements to aerospace discipline solvers and codes, and to provide OpenVSP best-practices to the user community. The Workshop also serves as an opportunity for developers and users to come together to discuss ideas and pose questions that help to guide the future of OpenVSP capabilities.

Call for Participants

If you are interested in presenting at this year’s workshop, we’d like to know! Novel OpenVSP applications, ongoing research with OpenVSP as a primary geometry or analysis tool, modifications or development to the source code, and optimization or toolchain integration with OpenVSP are among the topics we would be happy to include. Note that the focus of presentations should be OpenVSP or it’s application rather than presenting on a particular design or optimization solution. Please send your presentation topic and title along with your registration information.

Registration information must be emailed to Brandon Litherland (NASA LaRC) to confirm your seat. Please include:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Organization affiliation or Self
  • Any topics of interest you would like to see at the workshop.
  • Presentation topic and title, if interested in sharing your work.

The workshop will be in-person only this year but we will be uploading recorded presentations along with slides after the workshop is concluded.

There are no registration fees!

The NIA has kindly offered to arrange catered lunches and refreshments for all attendees while our generous sponsors have agreed to cover the costs of meals for everyone! This means that there are no charges or fees for the event itself and we will have plenty of opportunities for networking and discussions over fresh meals and refreshments throughout the workshop.

Note that there will not be a reserved block of lodging rooms for this event but that there are several hotels a short distance from the venue to suit your travel needs.

The agenda will include presentations, tutorials, and recent and ongoing developments to OpenVSP updates. Topics will range from introductory concepts to advanced modeling techniques, interconnectivity between OpenVSP and other tools, analysis and validation, and more!

Additional details will be sent out to registered participants and presenters as the Workshop approaches. Information will be added to this page as the schedule is set.

Please email Brandon Litherland if you have any questions about the Workshop. We look forward to seeing you!Edit

Workshop Sponsors

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Chapter 2 Content Uploads have Begun!

Hi everyone! It’s been a long time and I apologize for this taking as long as it has. I’ve made the first batch of Chapter 2 content relating to Modeling Design Intent live starting with Component Sets. The rest of the Chapter 2 content has been recorded and uploaded to YouTube so I only need to write up the introductions and make the pages live. We’ll see if I can’t get everything up by the end of the week.

Thanks for your patience and I hope you enjoy the new tutorials!

OpenVSP Ground School Content Updates

Hey everyone!

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to get back into full production mode for the site so I apologize for the lack of content recently. Planning for the remaining chapters is going well and I’ve been able to record lots of new tutorials which will be uploaded to new pages soon.

For starters, I’ve gone back and added introductory material to the Propeller topics that should clear up casual browsing of tutorials and enable the site’s search function to locate topics of interest easier. I’ve also updated the Rounded Rectangle Basics and Behaviors to reflect updates with version 3.24. There’s a new cross-section tutorial on the updated Wedge airfoil so check those out too.

Content for Chapter 2: Modeling and Designing Intent is well underway and you should expect to have lots of new topics to browse soon. The videos are all recorded and I’m working on publishing the pages now. Topics covered include Sets, Design Variables, Variable Presets, User Parameters, Linear Parameter Linking, and more! While the production of these subjects wraps, I’ll be generating content on model analysis including multiple detailed tutorials on VSPAERO for Chapter 3.

Finally, we are in the process of updating the information for the fully virtual (and free) 2021 OpenVSP Workshop including the technical schedule and links to the YouTube Live session on the OpenVSP Videos channel. Because many of the fundamental demonstrations were covered and recorded last year, we are focusing on more technical demonstrations this year along with unique research modeling applications, updates, and feature additions. We hope to see you there!

New Content Production Underway

Hi, everyone!

Sorry for the lack of new content recently. The team and I have been organizing the subjects for Chapters 2 through 5 so that we have a good layout for future topics. If we rush this step, there is a high likelihood that we will have to restructure the pages which will break any shortcuts or links that you may have set up. However, I wanted to check in with everyone and let you know that there are several topics in production now including VSPAERO, Parasite Drag, Sets, Linking, and the Curve Editor function.

Thank you all for your patience as we work to bring you quality tutorials and instruction.  Stay safe and well!

-OpenVSP Ground School Admins