User's Guide for an Interactive Personal Computer Interface for the Aeroprediction Code
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This report describes an interactive, user-friendly, pre- and post- processing PC modules designed to operate with the latest version of the NSWC aeroprediction Code AP93. As part of the preprocessing input module, geometry inputs are now automated by giving the user many options. By using this new software, a set of aerodynamic coefficients can be obtained on most weapon configurations in less than 15 minutes from time of initial setup to computer outputs, compared to 2 to 4 hours for the AP93 computer mainframe version. While the computer cost savings are modest the AP93 executes on a large computer in less than a second, the manpower savings and productivity enhancements can be significant. The users guide attempts to aid users of the AP93 by correlating AP93 PC Interface Data Inputs and the corresponding source code variable names. This cross-referencing information is given in italics in the discussion aerodynamic coefficients NSWCDD Aeroprediction Code, AP93, Source code variable names, AP93 PC Interface Data Inputs, Geometry inputs, Aerodynamic coefficients.
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