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Software tools NASA engineers use daily in designing the Space Launch System (SLS)

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Preliminary Sizing and Design

  • INTegrated ROcket Sizing Model (INTROS) Analytical Tool for Design and Sizing of Launch Vehicles, Version 3.0
    MFS-32199-1
  • Launch Vehicle Analysis (LVA) Tool
    MFS-31694-1

Aerodynamic Characterization

  • Automated Triangle Geometry Processing for Surface Modeling and Cartesian Grid Generation (Cart3D)
    ARC-14275-1
  • OVERFLOW 2: Overset Grid Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Flow Solver with Moving Body Capability
    LAR-17079-1

Aerothermal Analysis

  • Aerotherm Chemical Equilibrium (ACE)
    MFS-32300-1
  • Charring Material Ablator (CMA87) Code
    MFS-32299-1
  • GASRAD: A Computer Program for Thermal Radiation from Gaseous Rocket Exhaust Plumes
    MFS-31685-1

Propulsion

  • Generalized Fluid System Simulation Program (GFSSP), Version 6.0
    MFS-33019-1
  • ROCet Engine Transient Simulation Software (ROCETS)
    MFS-31858-1
  • PHANTOM: A Unified Flow Analysis for Turbomachinery Flows
    MFS-32321-1
  • Commercial Modular Aero-Propulsion System Simulation 40k (C-MAPSS40k)
    LEW-18624-1
  • Commercial Modular Aero-Propulsion System Simulation (C-MAPSS)
    LEW-18315-1

Loads and Dynamics

Guidance, Navigation, and Control

  • Program to Optimize Simulated Trajectories II (POST II)
    LAR-16533-1
  • OTIS 4: A Trajectory Optimization Computer Code
    LEW-18319-1
  • Marshall Aerospace Vehicle Representation in C (MAVERIC-II)
    MFS-31989-1

Materials and Processes

  • Tool for Analysis of Surface Cracks (TASC)
    2014 NASA Software of the Year Co-Winner
    MFS-33082-1
  • Materials and Processes Technical Information System (MAPTIS-II)
    MFS-32206-1
  • Bearing Analysis Tool (BAT)
    MFS-31864-1

Project Management