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Author:NASA Langley Research Center GEOmetry LABoratory
Description: Home surface modeling and grid generation. In engineering analysis, a critical component of the numerical solution process is the development of a discrete representation for the physical domain of interest. This discretization into surface and volume grids is required for engineering methods like computational fluids and structural analysis. When dealing with complex configurations, the generation of such grids often accounts for the major portion of the time to solution. GEOLAB is a GEOmetry LABoratory in the Information Systems Division that was created to develop the tools, techniques, and expertise necessary to streamline the grid generation process, and to provide an effective resource to meet the multitude and variety of grid and numerical geometry requirements at the LaRC. The capabilities of GEOLAB include: advanced CAD and mathematical software to generate high-fidelity surface definitions, surface grids, and volume grids; availability of high capacity workstations on which to develop and visualize the geometry; a high speed laser digitizer to quickly acquire model surface measurements; a team of geometry specialists with the expertise to apply the tools and techniques to specific applications. Free software is available via online forms.

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Topic Tools Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Computational Geometry, Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Coordinate Plane Geometry, Engineering

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