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Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Large seminar room, HLRS (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart), Universität Stuttgart, Allmandring 30, D-70569 Stuttgart


2014, Monday Mar. 31, 10:00 - Friday Apr. 4, 15:00


The course deals with current numerical methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics. The emphasis is placed on explicit finite volume methods for the compressible Euler equations. Moreover outlooks on implicit methods, the extension to the Navier-Stokes equations and turbulence modelling are given. Additional topics are classical numerical methods for the solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, Aeracoustics and high order numerical methods for the solution of systems of partial differential equations. The last day is dedicated to parallelization of explicit and implicit solvers.
Hands-on sessions will manifest the contents of the lectures. The emphasis of these session is put on the application of CFD codes, especially on grid generation, visualization and the interpretation of results. Furthermore the implementation of algorithms presented in the lectures points up the general structure of CFD codes.
The course is organized by the HLRS, the IAG, the STS at the University of Siegen and the University of Kassel. It is based on the course "Numerical Gasdynamics" held at the IAG which has been awarded the "Landeslehrpreis (prize for excellence in teaching) Baden-Württemberg 2003" (held at Uni. Stuttgart, under auspices of the BMBF project NUSS, contract 08NM227).


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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Roller (STS and ZIMT, Uni. Siegen), Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Harlacher (STS, Uni. Siegen), Dipl.-Ing. Harald Klimach (STS, Uni. Siegen), Dr. Albert Ruprecht (IHS), Prof. Dr. Claus-Dieter Munz (IAG), Dipl.-Ing. Philip Ortwein (IAG), Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Fechter (IAG), Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Bogdanski (IAG), Prof. Dr. Andreas Meister and Stefan Kopecz (Uni. Kassel), Prof. Dr. Philipp Birken (Uni. Lund) , and Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner, Dipl.-Phys. Christoph Niethammer and Dipl.-Ing. Martin Winter (HLRS).


This course is over. Therefore, the registration is closed.

To get early informations about future courses, you may register to our e-mail list also via the online registration form.


for registration is Mar. 2, 2014.


Students without Diploma/Master: 40 EUR.
Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 80 EUR. 
Members of German universities and public research institutes: 80 EUR.  
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 120 EUR.  
Others: 400 EUR.  
(includes food and drink at coffee breaks, will be collected on the first day of the course, cash only)


Basics of partial differential equations and physics, programming experience in Fortran or C


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.

Social Events

At the first or second evening we schedule a short guided walk through the city followed by a dinner at Stuttgart's first restaurant-brewery, the "Calwer Eck" (Swabian restaurant). On Wednesday, we plan to organize a visit in our 3-D visualization CAVE. On Thursday, a visit of the exhibition of contemporary art in the "New States Gallery" is recommended (opened until 8pm). Also fun is a visit of Stuttgart's TV-tower in the evening. It is the first tower build of concrete in the world, and also the first TV tower in the world. (Currently closed for building repairs.) If you arrive already on Sunday morning, you may visit the world class Mercedes Museum. All social events are on a self paying basis, i.e., not part of any course fees. We would be happy if you can join these events.

Travel-Info Stuttgart

See HLRS address and travel-info. The next public transport stations are: "Universität, Stuttgart" (S-Bahn station, 15 min on foot) and "Lauchhau, Stuttgart" (Bus station, 4 min on foot to HLRS, bus lines 84, 92, 746, 747, 748, but not 82! from S-Bahn station "Universität, Stuttgart" and bus line 81 from S-Bahn station "Stuttgart-Vaihingen").
Accomodation: see HLRS accomodation-info. Private Bed&Breakfast is also available (might be cheaper than the hotels), e.g., A DJH youth hostel is also available.
Further links: Online-Stadtplan des Stadtmessungsamtes Stuttgart or

Local Organizer

Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530,
Joerg Hertzer
phone 0711 685 65932, hertzer[at]

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Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530, rabenseifner[at]
Joerg Hertzer phone 0711 685 65932, hertzer[at]