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. 



  • Spatially resolved simulation of packed bed chromatography

  • Large-eddy simulations in support of accurate blood flow and blood damage

  • Flow Simulation

 Please click here for an overview of projects.





Metin Cakircali

Forschungszentrum Jülich


Manuel Kosel

Forschungszentrum Jülich



Dr. Andreas Lintermann


RWTH Aachen University


Michael Schlottke

RWTH Aachen University


Steering Board: 

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

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

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


As part of a cooperation project between RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich (JARA), a new database was created, that provides comprehensive overview of the main research areas in energy of the two institutions.


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JARA FIT Annual Report
You can download the new JARA-FIT Annual Report 2012 from here. Our last year's scientific progress and our achievements are documented there.