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).

General Information


see link to detailed program (preliminary)



Lecturers and Trainers

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)


via online registration form
Please book course 2015-CFD, Siegen, "ALL DAYS" if you want to book all parts.


for registration is Jan. 25, 2015 
(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: 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

Cancelation Policy

If you cannot come to the course, please send an email to the organizer as soon as possible. This would allow us to accept additional participants from the waiting-list. There is no cancelation fee.
NO-SHOW: Registered persons that do not cancel and do not show up without any reasons are blocked for the next year on any of our workshops (because it is too expensive to produce unused copies of the slides for them).


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.

Further courses

Shortcut-URL of this course:


Daniel Harlacher
Phone 0271 740 3885,