ONLINE COURSE: Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

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ONLINE COURSE: Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics


Aug 6: New dates for the course: Monday Sep 28 - Friday Oct 2, 2020. The course will be online using Zoom.

(May 14: Due to corona virus we currently plan to provide this course as an ONLINE course (using Zoom). You may already register for that.)

The course deals with current numerical methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics in the context of high performance computing. An emphasis is placed on explicit methods for compressible flows, but classical numerical methods for incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are also covered. A brief introduction to turbulence modelling is also provided by the course. Additional topics are high order numerical methods for the solution of systems of partial differential equations. The last day is dedicated to parallelization. 

Hands-on sessions will manifest the contents of the lectures. In most of these sessions, the application Framework APES will be used. They cover grid generation using Seeder, visualization with ParaView and the usage of the parallel CFD solver Ateles on the local HPC system. 

The course is organized by HLRS, IAG (University of Stuttgart) and STS, ZIMT (University of Siegen).


See link to the detailed program (preliminary, similar to the analogous course in Siegen).


Basic knowledge of partial differential equations and physics. The working environment is a cluster system, where shell and Unix experience is recommended. Programming experience is not required.

Installation of the following software is required on your local system in advance:

All three applications can be installed for free.

Lectures & Teacher

Dr.-Ing. Harald Klimach (STS, Uni. Siegen), 
Jakob Dürrwächter, M.Sc. and Michael Schollenberger, M.Sc. (IAG, Uni. Stuttgart),
Dr. Albert Ruprecht (IHS, Uni. Stuttgart), and
Dipl.-Phys. Christoph Niethammer (HLRS, Uni. Stuttgart)


The course language is German.


Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.

Slides and Exercises for the ONLINE course

Are available here.


The course is over, therefore registration is closed.

Extended Deadline

for registration is Sep. 20, 2020 (extended deadline).


Students without Diploma/Master: 40 EUR
Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 90 EUR
Members of German universities and public research institutes: 90 EUR
Members of universities and public research institutes within EU or PRACE member countries: 180 EUR.
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 360 EUR
Others: 960 EUR

Our course fees includes coffee breaks (in classroom courses only).



HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs)
that started in Feb. 2012.
HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC-C5.
This course is provided within the framework of the bwHPC-C5 user Support.
This course is not part of the PATC curriculum and is not sponsored by the PATC program.


Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530, 
Lorenzo Zanon phone 0711 685 63824,

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