Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics


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 (preliminary, similar to previous course in Siegen)


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

Lectures & Teacher

Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Harlacher, Dipl.-Ing. Harald Klimach, Kannan Masilimani M.Sc., and Peter Vitt (STS, Uni. Siegen), 
Muhammed Atak, Andrea Beck, and Andreas Waldmann,
Dr. Albert Ruprecht (IHS, Uni. Stuttgart), and
Dipl.-Phys. Christoph Niethammer, Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner, (HLRS, Uni. Stuttgart)


The course language is German.


via online registration form.

Extended Deadline with Late Registration

for registration is Aug. 28, 2016 (extended deadline).
Late registrations after the deadline are still possible but maybe with reduced quality of the handouts.


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)


Travel Information and Accommodation

see our How to find us page.


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,
Joerg Hertzer phone 0711 685 65932,
Andreas Ruopp phone 0711 685 87259,

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