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 cooperates 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 JURECA and JEWELS at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and the K-Computer at the AICS in Kobe. More information can be found here.

Furthermore, the SimLab is partner in the international IraSME project “Rhinodiagnost - Morphological and Functional Precision Diagnostics of the Nose” in which the researchers cooperate with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), SUTTER Medizintechnik (medical device company), and Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft (AIT) to enhance medical treatment in the field of ENT. You can find more information here.

You can find an overview of further projects here.


Metin Cakircali
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Dr. Seong-Ryong Koh
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Dr. Andreas Lintermann
RWTH Aachen University

Mario Rüttgers
RWTH Aachen University/Forschungszentrum Jülich

Moritz Waldmann
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)


Ole Baumeister

Manuel Kosel

Mike Nikolai

Michael Schlottke-Lakemper