CFD General Notation System
This document specifies the exact manner in which, under CGNS conventions, CFD data structures (the SIDS) are to be stored in, i.e., mapped onto, the file structure provided by the ADF database manager. Adherence to the mapping conventions guarantees uniform meaning and location of CFD data within ADF files, and thereby allows the construction of universal software to read and write the data.
The PDF form of the CGNS SIDS-to-ADF File Mapping Manual (506K, 111 pages) was created using pdfTeX and the hyperref package, and is designed to be printed. The PDF file may be viewed and/or printed using a variety of freely available software packages, including Acrobat Reader , GhostScript , and xpdf . The HTML form is designed for interactive use, and the contents are listed below.
The complete CGNS SIDS-to-ADF File Mapping Manual in HTML form is also available for installation on a local system. This is a gzip'ed tar file (89K, 953K gunzip'ed), and may be downloaded by clicking on the link while holding down the shift key, assuming your browser supports this capability. A dialogue box will appear for you to specify the directory and file name. To unpack the contents, do
gunzip -c filemap.tar.gz | tar xvf -The files will be extracted and stored in the directory filemap. Point your browser to the local file filemap/index.html to display the CGNS SIDS-to-ADF File Mapping Manual home page. Note that this does not include the PDF form of the manual. Note also that some links, to other manuals, etc., may not work.