2. April 2010 Workshop

2.1. Overview

The second FUN3D workshop was open to all US persons and was held at Langley on April 27-29, 2010, and covered the use of FUN3D v11.1. The workshop followed the March workshop agenda closely, with an additional third day added for Ralph Noack from Penn State University to teach participants the use of his Suggar++ overset grid software. There were approximately 30 on-site participants from industry, academia, other NASA centers, as well as DoD sites. The workshop was also broadcasted over WebEx with a dedicated audio line, which enabled another 20 participants from around the country to tune in for the three days. Participants were provided with a Linux terminal from which they could access guest accounts on a dedicated cluster with roughly 600 cores devoted to the workshop. Lessons-learned from the prior workshop were incorporated and everything went quite smoothly (just don’t plug in a coffee pot on the same circuit as your multimedia equipment and workstations – you might accidentally take down the entire room). On-site participants were also provided with tours of the Langley 14×22 subsonic tunnel and computational facilities.

The Langley Media Services branch filmed this entire workshop, digitally captured all of each instructor’s screen output, and recorded all audio. The FUN3D team is extremely grateful for their assistance.

2.2. Agenda and Training Materials

The agenda for the workshop follows. Note that PDF files of the slides are available for download, as well as audio/video footage of each session. Here are some additional notes on the material provided here:

  • All training material is designed to be compatible with FUN3D v11.1.
  • A tarball of the material required for the interactive demo sessions is also provided below. The directory structure and filenames contained in this tarball follow the slides exactly.
  • PBS queue scripts are included for each demo case in the tarball. These scripts will need some obvious modifications to run under your PBS system if desired. To run a case interactively from a shell prompt, simply extract the command line from the bottom of each queue script.
  • The FUN3D executables nodet_mpi (flow solver), adjoint_mpi (adjoint solver), and opt_driver (design optimization driver) must be in your PATH. To perform the design tutorial, the MASSOUD executable massoud must also be in your PATH.
  • The video footage is available in Quicktime .mov format as well as Flash format. The Quicktime option is much higher quality, but is considerably more data to stream. The Flash option is much more efficient, at the expense of some image quality. All footage is 640×480.

    Click here for the tarball containing the demo material

    April 27th: FUN3D Day One

    Session Title Instructor Length
    Welcome and Introductions
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Joe Morrison
    Acting Head, Computational AeroSciences Branch
    0:30
    Workshop Environment
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Eric Nielsen
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    0:15
    Capabilities/Applications Overview
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Eric Nielsen
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    0:30
    Compilation and Installation
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Bill Jones
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    0:30
    Interactive Session:
    Gridding Considerations, Solution Basics, and Visualization
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Eric Nielsen
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    2:15
    Incompressible Simulations
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Beth Lee-Rausch
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    0:30
    Supersonic/Hypersonic Perfect Gas Simulations
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Jeff White and Mike Park
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    0:30
    Boundary Conditions, Turbulence Models
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Jan-Renee Carlson
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    0:30
    Interactive Session:
    Time-Dependent and Dynamic Mesh Simulations
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Bob Biedron
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    1:30
    One-on-One Time FUN3D Development Team 0:30

    April 28th: FUN3D Day Two

    Session Title Instructor Length
    Aeroelastic Simulations
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Bob Biedron
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    0:30
    Code Development within the FUN3D Framework
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Mike Park
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    0:15
    Overset and Rotorcraft Simulations
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Bob Biedron and Beth Lee-Rausch
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    0:45
    Thermochemical Nonequilibrium Simulations
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Peter Gnoffo
    Aerothermodynamics Branch
    0:45
    Interactive Session:
    Adjoint-Based Design Optimization
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Eric Nielsen
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    1:45
    Interactive Session:
    Feature- and Adjoint-Based Mesh Adaptation
    PDF | Flash | Quicktime Stream | Quicktime Download
    Mike Park
    Computational AeroSciences Branch
    1:30
    One-on-One Time FUN3D Development Team 1:15

    April 29th: Suggar++

    Session Title Instructor Length
    Suggar++ for Unstructured Grids:
    Background and Technical Details
    Ralph Noack and David Boger
    Penn State University
    1:15
    Using Suggar++ for Unstructured Grids Ralph Noack and David Boger
    Penn State University
    1:30
    Using Suggar++ for Unstructured Grids, Cont’d Ralph Noack and David Boger
    Penn State University
    2:30
    One-on-One Time: Using Suggar++ Ralph Noack and David Boger
    Penn State University
    1:30

2.3. Images