Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics in High Performance Computing

Research & Science
Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics in High Performance Computing


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 detailed program (PDF) (preliminary)


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

Lectures & Teacher

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Roller (STS and ZIMT, Uni. Siegen), Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Harlacher, Dipl.-Ing. Harald Klimach, Verena Krupp M.Sc., Monika Harlacher M.Sc., Kannan Masilimani M.Sc., Kartik Jain M.Sc., Nikhil Anand M.Sc., Jiaxing Qi M.Sc., and Peter Vitt (STS, Uni. Siegen),
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Foysi (LSM, Uni. Siegen),
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gregor Gassner (Uni. Köln),
Philip Ortwein (IAG, Uni. Stuttgart), Dr. Albert Ruprecht (IHS, Uni. Stuttgart), and
Dipl.-Phys. Christoph Niethammer, Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner, (HLRS, Uni. Stuttgart)


The course language is German.


Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.
An older version of this course with most of the material (including the audio information) can also be viewed in the ONLINE Parallel Programming Workshop.


via online registration form

Extended Deadline

for registration is Feb. 14, 2016 (extended deadline).
Late registrations after the deadline are still possible but maybe with reduced quality of the handouts.
(Please note: The number of participants is limited to 20)


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
(includes coffee breaks)


Local Organizer

Daniel Harlacher, phone 0271 740 3885,


Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530,
Joerg Hertzer phone 0711 685 65932,
Andreas Ruopp phone 0711 685 87259,

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