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LAURA Users Manual: 5.5-64987This users manual provides in-depth information concerning installation and execution of LAURA, version 5. LAURA is a structured, multi-block, computational aerothermodynamic simulation code. Version 5 represents a major refactoring of the original Fortran 77 LAURA code toward a modular structure afforded by Fortran 95. The refactoring improved usability and maintain ability by eliminating the requirement for problem dependent recompilations, providing more intuitive distribution of functionality, and simplifying interfaces required for multi-physics coupling. As a result, LAURA now shares gas-physics modules, MPI modules, and other low-level modules with the Fun3D unstructured-grid code. In addition to internal refactoring, several new features and capabilities have been added, e.g., a GNU standard installation process, parallel load balancing, automatic trajectory point sequencing, free-energy minimization, and coupled ablation and flowfield radiation.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Langley Research Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Mazaheri, Alireza
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Gnoffo, Peter A.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Johnston, Christopher O.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Kleb, William L.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 2013
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Thermodynamics
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 657975.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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