Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

CFD Simulation - Courtesy Harald Klimach (DLR)
This course will be provided as an ONLINE course (using Zoom).

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 DLR, Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualisation (SP).


Online course
Organizer: HLRS, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Start date

Feb 14, 2022

End date

Feb 18, 2022



Entry level


Course subject areas

Community-Specific Courses



Numerical Methods

Numerical Simulation

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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, Jana Gericke, M.Sc., Raphael Haupt, M.Sc. (former STS, Uni. Siegen, currently DLR, SP);
Jakob Dürrwächter, M.Sc. and Michael Schollenberger, M.Sc. (IAG, Uni. Stuttgart);
Dr. Albert Ruprecht (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 in Siegen).
Schedule might vary in this online course.


Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.

Slides and exercises of the 2020 ONLINE course are available here.


Register via the button at the top of this page.
We encourage you to register to the waiting list if the course is full. Places might become available.

Registration closes on Jan 30, 2022 (extended deadline).
Late registrations after the deadline until one week before course start are still possible but maybe with no shipping of the handout.


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

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


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

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