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  AIAA 2014-0558, "Cart3D Simulations for the First AIAA Sonic Boom Prediction Workshop."
   - Aftosmis, M.J. and Nemec, M.,
(6.3Mb, *.pdf), Jan. 2014
  AIAA 2014-0836, "Static Aeroelastic Analysis with an Inviscid Cartesian Method"
   - Rodriguez, D.L., Aftosmis, M.J., Nemec, M., and Smith, S.C. (2.5Mb, *.pdf), Jan 2014

 AIAA 2013-0865, "Output Error Estimates and Mesh Refinement in Aerodynamic Shape Optimization."
   - Nemec, M., and Aftosmis, M. J.,
(4.3Mb, *.pdf), Jan. 2013
  AIAA 2013-0649, "Summary of the 2008 NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program Sonic Boom Prediction Workshop."
   - Park, M., Aftosmis, M..J., Campbell, R., Carter, M., Cliff, S., and Bangert, L. (6Mb, *.pdf), Jan 2013

  ICCFD7-4306, "Inviscid Analysis of Extended Formation Flight"
   - Kless, J., Aftosmis, M.J., Ning, S.A., and Nemec, M., (
11Mb .pdf), Jul. 2012
  ICCFD7-2001, "Constraint-based Shape Parameterization for Aerodynamic Design"
   - Anderson, G.R., Aftosmis, M.J., and Nemec, M., (
11Mb, *.pdf), Jul.. 2012
  ICCFD7-2005, "Conceptual Design of Low Sonic Boom Aircraft Using Adjoint-Based CFD"
   - Wintzer, M., Kroo, I., Aftosmis, M., and Nemec, M., (
6.6Mb, *.pdf), Jul. 2012
  ICCFD7-2006, "Design and Evaluation of a Pressure Rail for Sonic Boom Measurement in Wind Tunnels"
   - Cliff, S.E., Elmiligui, A., Aftosmis, M.J., et.al,
(6.6Mb, *.pdf), Jan. 2012
  AIAA 2012-1301, "Progress Towards a Cartesian Cut-Cell Method for Viscous Compressible Flow"
   - Berger, M.J., and Aftosmis, M.J.,
with Allmaras, S.R. (7.3Mb, *.pdf), Jan. 2012
  AIAA 2012-0965, "Parametric Deformation of Discrete Geometry for Aerodynamic Shape Design"
   - Anderson, G.R., and Aftosmis, M.J., Aftosmis, M.J.
, and Nemec, M., (4.1Mb, *.pdf), Jan. 2012.
  AIAA 2011-3500, "Adjoint-Based Low-Boom Design with Cart3D"
   - Aftosmis, M.J.
, Nemec, M., and Cliff, S.E., (3.4Mb, *.pdf), Jun. 2011.
  AIAA 2011-3194, "Analysis of Inviscid Simulations for the Study of Supersonic Retropropulsion"
   - Bakhtian, N.,M., and Aftosmis, M.J.
, (8.6Mb, *.pdf), Jun. 2011.
  AIAA 2011-3666, "Analysis of Grid Fins for Launch Abort Vehicle Using a Cartesian Euler Solver"
   - Kless, J., and Aftosmis, M.J.
, (5.5 Mb, *.pdf), Jun. 2011.
  AIAA 2011-3496, "Sonic Boom Computations for a Mach 1.6 Cruise Low Boom Configuration and Comparisons with Wind Tunnel Data"
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Elmiligui, Ciff, Wilcox, Bangert, Nemec, Aftosmis and Parlette (9.3Mb, *.pdf), Jun. 2011.
  IPPW-8 2011 "Maximum Attainable Drag Limits for Atmospheric Entry via Supersonic Retropropulsion"
   - Bakhtian, N., and Aftosmis, M.J., (7.1Mb, *.pdf), Jun. 2011.
  AIAA 2011-1249, "Parallel Adjoint Framework for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of Component-Based Geometry"
   - Nemec, M., and Aftosmis, M.J.
, (2.2Mb, *.pdf), Jan. 2011.
  AIAA 2010-1239, "Parametric Study of Peripheral Nozzle Configurations for Supersonic Retropropulsion"
   - Bakhtian, N.M., and Aftosmis, M.J.
, (3.5Mb, *.pdf), Jan. 2010.
  EG-CAP-09-140: Analysis of the ALAS at High-Alpha with ACM Jets Using Cart3D.
    - Aftosmis, M.J., Schwing, A., and Stewart, P.C., NASA CEV Aerosciences Project Technical Brief, Nov. 2009.

  ParCFD2009_"Exploring discretization error in simulation-based aerodynamic databases"
   - Aftosmis, M.J., and Nemec, M.,
21st Internat. Conf. on Parallel CFD, Mountain View CA, (2.2Mb, *.pdf), May 2009.
  AIAA 2008-6026, "Structure-preserving parametric deformation of legacy geometry"
   - Berkenstock, D.C., and Aftosmis, M.J. (7Mb, *.pdf), Sep. 2008.

  AIAA 2008-6593, "Adjoint-based adaptive mesh refinement for sonic-boom prediction,"
   - Wintzer, M, Nemec, M., and Aftosmis, M.J.(4Mb, *.pdf), Jun. 2008.
  EG-CAP-08-99: Analysis of the ALAS LAM/CM separation using Cart3D
    - Aftosmis, M.J., NASA CEV Aerosciences Project Technical Brief, May 2008
AIAA 2008-1281, "Effects of Jet-Interaction on Pitch Control of a Launch Abort Vehicle,"
   - Aftosmis, M.J. and Rogers, S.E. (12Mb, *.pdf), Jan. 2008
AIAA 2008-0725, "Adjoint-based adaptive mesh refinement for complex geometries,"
   - Nemec, M., Aftosmis, M.J., and Wintzer, M., (10Mb, *.pdf), Jan. 2008
AIAA 2008-0923, "Automatic creation of quadrilateral patches on boundary representations"
   - Dannenhoffer, J.F., Aftosmis, M.J., (3Mb, *.pdf), Jan. 2008
  EG-CAP-07-107: LAV-068 ACM Assessment using Cart3D
    - Aftosmis, M.J., NASA CEV Aerosciences Project Technical Brief, Aug. 2007.
  EG-CAP-07-55: LAV-054 ACM Assessment using Cart3D
    - Aftosmis, M.J., NASA CEV Aerosciences Project Technical Brief, Jun. 2007.
"2007: Petascale Computing: Impact on Future NASA Missions."
    - Biswas, R., Aftosmis, M.J., Kiris, C., and Shen, B.-W.,
      In Petascale Computing: Architectures and Algorithms (D. Bader, ed.),Chapman and Hall / CRC Press, December 2007.
 AIAA 2007-4187 "Adjoint error estimation and adaptive refinement for embedded-boundary Cartesian meshes",
   - Nemec, M.N., and Aftosmis, M.J., AIAA Paper 2007-4187,  (5Mb *.pdf) Jun. 2007.
 AIAA 2007-0074 "Dynamic analysis of atmospheric-entry probes and capsules",
   - Murman, S.M., and Aftosmis, M.J. AIAA Paper 2007-0074,  (*.pdf) Jan. 2007.
"On the use of Loop subdivision surfaces for surrogate geometry."
   - Persson, P-O., Aftosmis, M.J., and Haimes, R., 15th Internat. Meshing Roundable, (*.pdf) Oct. 2007.
"Adjoint sensitivity computations for an embedded-boundary Cartesian mesh method and CAD geometry",
   - Nemec, M. and Aftosmis, M.J. 4th International Conf. on Comp. Fluid Dynam, Ghent Belgium, (1Mb *.pdf) July 2006.
AIAA 2006-3456 "Aerodynamic shape optimization using a Cartesian adjoint method for CAD geometry",
   - Nemec, M. and Aftosmis, M.J. 24th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, (1Mb *.pdf) June 2006.
AIAA 2006-0652 "Applications of a Cartesian mesh boundary-layer approach for complex configurations",
   - Aftosmis, M.J., Berger, M.J., Alonso, J.J., 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, (4.2Mb *.pdf) Jan. 2006. 
AIAA 2006-0084 "A detailed performance characterization of Columbia using aeronautics benchmarks and applications",  
   - Aftosmis, M.J., Berger, M.J., Biswas, R., Djomehri, M.J., Hood, R., Jin, H., and Kiris, C., 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, (3.3Mb *.pdf), Jan. 2006. 
SC|05 "High Resolution Aerospace Applications using the NASA Columbia Supercomputer",
   - Mavriplis, D.J.,  Aftosmis, M.J., and Berger, M.J., Supercomputing 2005, Best Paper Award, Seattle, WA., Nov. 2005.
AIAA 2005-4987, "Adjoint algorithm for CAD-based optimization using a Cartesian method"
   - Nemec, M., and Aftosmis, M.J., AIAA Paper 2005-4987, (400k, *.pdf) Jun. 2005.
AIAA 2005-1223 "Characterization of Space Shuttle Ascent debris using a Cartesian method" 
   - Murman, S.M., Aftosmis, M.J., and Rogers, S.E., AIAA Paper 2005-1223 (4.6Mb *.pdf), Jan. 2005.
AIAA 2005-0877 "Adjoint formulation for an embedded-boundary Cartesian method
   - Nemec, M., Aftosmis, M.J., Murman, S.M., and Pulliam T.AIAA Paper 2005-0877 (750kb pdf), Jan. 2005.
AIAA 2005-0490 "Analysis of slope limiters on irregular grids" 
   - Berger, M.J., Aftosmis, M.J., and Murman, S.E.AIAA Paper 2005-0490 (2.1Mb pdf), Jan. 2005.
"NAS-04-015 Automated parameter studies using a Cartesian method." 
   - Murman, S.M., Aftosmis, M.J., and Nemec, M., NAS Technical Report NAS-04-015 , Nov. 2004.
Intelligent control for the BEES Flyer,”
   - Krishnakumar, K., Gundy-Burlet, K.G., Aftosmis, M.J., Nemec, M., Limes, G., Berry, M.,  and Logan, M.,    AIAA-Paper 2004-6274,  Sept. 2004.  
"Automated parameter studies using a Cartesian method.
   - Murman, S.M., Aftosmis, M.J., and Nemec, M., AIAA Paper 2004-5076 , Aug. 2004.
image "Validation of inlet and exit boundary  conditions for a Carteisan method.
   - Pandya, S. A., Murman, S.M., and Aftosmis, M.J., AIAA Paper 2004-4837 , Aug. 2004.
image "Simulations of store separation from an  F/A-18 with a Cartesian method." 
   - Murman, S.M., Aftosmis, M.J., and Berger, M.J., Jol. of Aircraft,  41 (4):870-879, Jul-Aug 2004.
iamge "Automated Euler and Navier-Stokes database generation for a glide-back booster.
   - Chaderjan, N.M., Rogers, S.E., Aftosmis, M.J., Pandya, S.A., Ahmad, J.U., and Tejnil, E.,  Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics , Toronto,  Canada, Springer-Verlag,  July 2004.
text "On the use of CAD and Cartesian methods for  aerodynamic optimization."
   -  Nemec, M., Aftosmis, M.J., Pulliam, T.H., Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics , Toronto, Canada, Springer-Verlag,  July 2004.
iamgePerformance of a new CFD solver using a hybrid programming paradigm,
   - Aftosmis, M.J., Berger, M.J., SIAM Conf. on Parallel Processing in Scientific Computing 2004. Feb. 2004 (invited). (pdf, 2.5Mb) (quicktime 3.2Mb).
AIAA Paper 2004-1232, Applications of space-filling curves to Cartesian methods for CFD.
  - Aftosmis, M.J., Berger, M.J., Murman, S.M., 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Jan. 2004 (2.8Mb)
AIAA Paper 2004-0113, CAD-based aerodynamic desisgn of complex configurations using a Cartesian method.
   - Nemec, M., Aftosmis, M.J., and Pulliam, T.H., 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Jan. 2004 (2.6Mb)
AIAA Paper 2003-3670 Cartesian-Grid Simulations of a Canard-Controlled Missile with a Spinning Tail.
   - S. Murman, ELORET, Moffett Field, CA; M. Aftosmis, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA , 21st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, June 2003 (Acrobat 4.7Mb)
AIAA Paper 2003-4229 , Automated CFD Parameter Studies on Distributed Parallel Computers
    - S. Rogers,  M. Aftosmis,  S. Pandya and  N. Chaderjian, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA; E. Tejnil and  J. Ahmad, Eloret Institute, Moffett Field, CA, 16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, June 2000
AIAA-2003-1119 Implicit Approaches for Moving Boundaries in a 3-D Cartesian Method,
   - S. M. Murman, M. J. Aftosmis and M. J. Berger, 41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan., 2003. Acrobat format (1.6Mb).
AIAA 2003-1246, Simulations of 6-DOF motion with a Cartesian method.

   - S. M. Murman, M. J. Aftosmis and M. J. Berger,  41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan., 2003. Acrobat format (4.6Mb).
AIAA 2003-1237, An interface for specifying rigid-body motions for CFD applications

    - S. M. Murman, M. J. Aftosmis and M. J. Berger, 41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan., 2003. Acrobat format (1.6Mb).
AIAA 2002-2798, Numerical Simulation of Rolling-Airframes Using a Multilevel Cartesian Method

    - S. M. Murman, M. J. Aftosmis and M. J. Berger, 20th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference. Acrobat format (850Kb).
On Generating High Quality "Water Tight" Triangulations Dirctly From CAD  R. Haimes and M. J. Aftosmis,

    - Meeting of the International Society for Grid Generation, (ISGG) 2002, Honolulu, HI. Jun. 2002. Acrobat format (1.4Mb).
AIAA 2002-0863, Multilevel Error Estimation and Adaptive h-Refinement for Cartesian Meshes with Embedded Boundaries

    - M. J. Aftosmis and M. J. Berger, 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno NV Jan. 2002. best paper award, Acrobat format.
AIAA 2001-0997, Computation of external aerodynamics for a canard rotor/wing aircraft(820kb).

    - S. A. Pandya and M. J. Aftosmis, 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno NV Jan. 2001. Acrobat format.
Parallel multigrid on Cartesian meshes with complex geometry (725kb).

    - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Parallel CFD, Trondheim Norway. To appear 2000. gzipped postscript format
AIAA 2000-0808,  A parallel multilevel method for adaptively refined Cartesian grids with embedded boundaries (610kb).
   - 38th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno NV Jan. 2000. gzipped postscript format
A parallel Cartesian approach for external Aerodynamics of vehicles with complex geometry (410kb).
    - Aftosmis, M. J., Berger, M. J., and Adomavicius, G., Proceedings of the Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop 1999. NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, Huntsville, AL, Sep. 1999 .gzipped postscript format
On the use of CAD-native predicates and geometry in surface meshing (580kb)
    - NASA/TM-1999-208782, Ames Research Center, Aug. 1999. acrobat format
AIAA 99-0776, Automatic Generation of CFD-Ready Surface Triangulations from CAD Geometry (750kb)
    - 37th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno NV Jan. 1999., gzipped PostScript format.
AIAA 99-0777, Automatic Hybrid-Cartesian Grid Generation for High-Reynolds Number Flows around Complex Geometries (2.4Mb)
    - 37th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno NV Jan. 1999., gzipped PostScript format.
Adaptive Cartesian Mesh Generation (1Mb)
    - Contributed Chapter, CRC Handbook of Mesh Generation, 1998
Aspects (and aspect ratios) of Cartesian Mesh Methods
    - Proceedings of the 16th International Conf. on Num. Meth. in Fluid Dynamics (360Kb). Jul 1998., Acrobat format.
Lecture notes on "Solution adaptive Cartesian Grid Methods
    - von Karman Instutute for Fluid Dyanmics, Lecture Series 1997-02, March 1997
A slide show (200kb) on Robust and Efficient Cartesian Mesh Generation (java-only)
   - 35th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno NV Jan , 1997.
AIAA 97-0196: Robust and Efficient Cartesian Mesh Generation for Component-Based Geometry (1.7Mb)
    - 35th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno NV Jan, 1997.
Navier-Stokes Simulation on Unstructured Hexahedral Meshes
1994/95 NAS Technical Summary
AIAA 94-0415:  On the Accuracy, Stability, and Monotonicity of Various Reconstruction Schemes for the Navier-Stokes Equations
    - 32nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno NV, Jan. 1994.
Emerging CFD Technologies and Aerospace Vehicle Design
   - NASA Wkshp on Surf. Modeling, Grid Generation and Related issues,NASA LERC May, 1995
AIAA 95-1725: Adaptation and Surface Modeling for Cartesian Mesh Methods
    - 12th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, June 1995
AIAA  95-0853 : 3D Applications of a Cartesian Grid Euler Method
    - 33rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno NV, Jan. 1995



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