Call for Abstracts is Open for 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop

The call for abstracts is open for the 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop (GMGW-1) to be held the weekend prior to the AIAA Aviation Forum in Denver on 3-4 June 2017.

“The Principal Bottleneck”

The CFD Vision 2030 Study identified mesh generation (including geometry preparation) as the “principal bottleneck” in the application of CFD. GMGW-1 is a direct result of the AIAA Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments technical committee’s intent to take a first step on the path to removing that bottleneck

This two-day workshop will assess the current state-of-the art in geometry preprocessing and mesh generation technology and software as applied to a transport aircraft in a high-lift configuration. It will help identify and develop understanding of areas of needed improvement (performance, accuracy, applicability) in geometry processing and mesh generation technology software. And it will provide a foundation for documenting best practices for geometry preprocessing and mesh generation.

The workshop is being offered in conjunction with the 3rd AIAA CFD High Lift Prediction Workshop (HiLiftPW-3), after which GMGW-1 is being patterned. The two workshops will share opening and closing sessions.

Meshing the HL-CRM


NASA’s High Lift Common Research Model (HL-CRM) will be the basis of GMGW-1 and part of the 3rd AIAA CFD High Lift Prediction Workshop

The workshop’s test case is a simplified version of NASA’s High Lift Common Research Model (HL-CRM), one of the benchmark cases for HiLiftPW-3. The HL-CRM has been simplified in the sense that the slat and flaps are not attached to the wing. Workshop participants will be asked to collect and report data about their experience meshing the HL-CRM geometry.

How To Participate in GMGW-1

  1. Submit an abstract to GMGW-1 by 31 March 2017. Templates for your abstract are available on the GMGW-1 website.
  2. Register for GMGW-1 through AIAA’s website.
  3. Download the HL-CRM geometry from the HiLiftPW-3 website.
  4. Download the GMGW-1 participant questionnaire.
  5. Generate your HL-CRM meshes according to the HiLiftPW-3 gridding guidelines.
  6. Upload your meshes and participant questionnaire by 28 April 2017.
  7. Come to Denver for the workshop on 3-4 June.

Happy Meshing and See You in Denver!

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