Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

CFD Simulation - Courtesy Harald Klimach (DLR)
For this on-site course, please notice the precautions about COVID, below in this page.

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 the Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualisation (DLR).


HLRS, University of Stuttgart
Nobelstraße 19
70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Room 0.439 / Rühle Saal
Location and nearby accommodations


12. Sep 2022


16. Sep 2022






Community-Specific Courses

Computational Fluid Dynamics


Numerical Methods

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Prerequisites and content levels


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.

Content levels

Community level: 30 hours

Learn more about course curricula and content levels.


Dr.-Ing. Harald Klimach, Dr.-Ing. Neda Ebrahimi Pour and Dr. Gregorio Gerardo Spinelli (DLR, SP);
Michael Schollenberger, M.Sc. and Anna Schwarz, M.Sc. (IAG, Uni. Stuttgart);
Dr. Albert Ruprecht (formerly IHS, Uni. Stuttgart);
Dipl.-Phys. Christoph Niethammer (HLRS, Uni. Stuttgart)


See link to the detailed program (CEST time, preliminary, refers to the analogous classroom course held at the University of Siegen). This course will include a new block on Lattice Boltzmann methods.

Course language is German. Nevertheless, some lectures will be held in English. The course material is also in English.


Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.

See also the slides and exercises of the 2020 ONLINE course.

Registration information

Register via the button at the top of this page.

Registration closes on August 28, 2022 (extended registration phase).


  • Students without master’s degree or equivalent: 40 Euro
  • PhD students or employees at a German university or public research institute: 90 Euro
  • PhD students or employees at a university or public research institute in an EU, EU-associated or PRACE country other than Germany: 180 Euro
  • PhD students or employees at a university or public research institute outside of EU, EU-associated or PRACE countries: 360 Euro
  • Other participants, e.g., from industry, other public service providers, or government: 960 Euro

Link to the EU and EU-associated (Horizon Europe), and PRACE countries.

Our course fees include coffee breaks (in classroom courses only).

On-site course & COVID rules

Although this event is a training course, another important aspect is the scientific exchange between participants, which did not work as well as we hoped in our online courses.

The concept to enable this communication among our participants consists of

  • a social event on the first course day,
  • common coffee and lunch breaks, and
  • working together in groups of two during the exercises (if desired by the individual participants and permitted by the COVID-19 rules).

For your safety, we will only allow participants fully vaccinated or fully recovered or tested negatively to COVID-19 on all days. You must wear a medical mask or FFP2 face mask everywhere on-site. If a distance of 1.5 m cannot be guaranteed indoors, e.g., if you are working in pairs in exercises, it must be an FFP2 mask. Details can be found on the registration page.

We strongly recommend to choose travel options and hotels with the possibility to cancel (even close to the event) because we might be forced to deliver the course as an online course.


Lorenzo Zanon, phone 0711 685 63824, zanon(at)


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. This course is not part of the PATC curriculum and is not sponsored by the PATC program.
HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC. This course is also provided within the framework of the bwHPC training program.

Further courses

See the training overview and the Supercomputing Academy pages.

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