Over the last few years the focus of industrial research has moved towards more complex flow scenarios, with physical phenomena on different spatial and temporal scales. However, today's commercial CFD solvers cannot efficiently deal with such complex flow scenarios.

The HONK project focuses on the CFD code FLEXI which is based on a special version of the discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method, the discontinuous Galerkin Spectral Element Method (DGSEM), and is designed for complex, unsteady systems.

The goals of the project are the efficient simulation of complex fluid flow, extended the code FLEXI to general complex equations of state for technical gases and multiphase mixtures, the direct visualization of high-order DG solutions, the industrialization of the CFD code FLEXI and the reliable and efficient application to industrial problems.

HONK is a cooperation between academia and industry. The research institutions are from the University of Stuttgart - HLRS, IAG and VISUS. The industrial partner is the Robert Bosch GmbH.

HONK started in September 2013, runs for three years and is funded by the BMBF (“Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung”, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research).


Scalable Computing & Optimization Methods


Dr. Colin W. Glass