Geometry Parameterization Tutorials

Please note that in addition to the tutorials contained here, there are a number of additional resources available in the Training Workshops area of the site. Video footage from approximately 15 in-depth training sessions over a 2-day period are available for viewing. These sessions covered all of the major application areas of FUN3D at the time they were produced.

Geometry Parameterization Tutorial #1
MASSOUD

MASSOUD is a NASA Langley product developed by Jamshid Samareh . All requests should be sent directly to him. MASSOUD is used to parameterize existing surface meshes and to provide a compact set of design variables describing changes in the mesh. This tool is often used in combination with FUN3D for design optimization.

Download this publication and this publication describing MASSOUD.

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Theory Manual

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User Manual

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Using Tecplot to View Results

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Using GridTool to View Results

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Using User-Defined Design Variables

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Geometry Parameterization Tutorial #2
Bandaids

Bandaids is a NASA Langley product developed by Jamshid Samareh . All requests should be sent directly to him. Bandaids is used to parameterize existing surface meshes and to provide a compact set of design variables describing changes in the mesh. This tool is often used in combination with FUN3D for design optimization.

Download this publication describing bandaids.

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Theory Manual

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User Manual

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Using Tecplot to View Results

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Using GridTool to View Results

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Using User-Defined Design Variables

This tutorial uses MASSOUD to describe the process. However, the concept is similar for bandaids.

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