Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

Research & Science
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 (PDF) (preliminary)


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.

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.


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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 Uni Siegen Travel-Info (Building A, Room: AR-A1007)
Accomodation: see the Siegen City Website for more information

Local Organizer

Daniel Harlacher, phone 0271 740 3885,


Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530, 
Lucienne Dettki phone 0711 685 63894,
Andreas Ruopp phone 0711 685 87259,

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