Improved Solver Technology for Computational Fluid Dynamics

Improved Solver Technology for Computational Fluid Dynamics


  • Develop CFO methods with improved accuracy, efficiency, robustness, that are suitable for modern high-performance computational environments
  • Develop methodologies for verification of CFD methods in applications to complex turbulent flows

Why It Matters

Verifiably accurate, efficient, and robust CFO methods are needed for analysis of complex physical phenomena and to enable computational design and optimization of aerospace vehicles

Recent Accomplishments

  • Developed improved discretization and iteration methods for turbulent flows; implemented in practical CFO codes
  • Led CFO solver technology verification efforts, provided reference solutions for benchmark turbulent flows
  • Developed a new approach to CFO (Hyperbolic Navier-Stokes), implemented in practical codes


  • NASA
  • Army Research Office
  • Software Cradle

Participants/ Collaborators

  • National Institute of Aerospace
  • Department of Defense
  • German Space Agency (DLR)
  • French Aerospace Research Agency (ONERA)
  • French Institute for Research in Computer Science
  • Japanese Space Agency (JAXA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wyoming
  • North Carolina State University
  • Utah State University

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