SimLab "Highly Scalable Fluids & Solids Engineering"

The SimLab "Highly Scalable Fluids & Solids Engineering" aims at supporting users of the engineering sciences who have already developed parallel codes but need support for the use of massively parallel systems regarding high scalability, memory optimization, programming of hierarchic computer architectures, and performance optimization on computer nodes.

Examples are finite-volume, finite-element, and finite-difference methods which are based on block-structured body-fitted meshes and/or unstructured Cartesian grids. These methods developed by various groups at RWTH are used to investigate problems in aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, aeroelasticity, and combustion.

The SimLab has recently started a cooperation with the Complex Phenomena Unified Simulation Research Team at AICS, Riken, Japan, in the frame of the Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC).
The project “Comparison of Meshing and CFD Methods for Accurate Flow Simulations on HPC Systems” aims at finding efficient numerical methods for running large-scale computations on future HPC hardware by juxtaposing state-of-the art simulation technologies on the JUQUEEN at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and the K-Computer at the AICS in Kobe. More information can be found here.

You can find an overview of all current projects here.

Metin Cakircali
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Dr. Andreas Lintermann
RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Michael Schlottke-Lakemper
RWTH Aachen University

Steering Board:
Prof. Marek Behr (Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems (CATS), RWTH Aachen University)

Prof. Paul Gibbon (Division "Computational Science", JSC, Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Prof. Wolfgang Schröder (Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Institute of Aerodynamics Aachen (AIA), RWTH Aachen University)