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, similar to previous course in Siegen)



Lecturers and Trainers (preliminary)

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), Muhammed Atak, Andrea Beck, and  Steffen Bogdanski (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-S, "ALL DAYS" if you want to book all parts.


for registration is Aug. 16, 2015.


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.

Local Organizer

Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530,
Joerg Hertzer phone 0711 685 65932,

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).

Further courses

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Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530
Joerg Hertzer phone 0711 685 65932