Industrial Computational Fluid Dynamics

Date: Monday 15 May 2017 to Wednesday 17 May 2017

Location : von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels), Belgium
Contact : VKI secretariat, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Phone: +32 2 359 96 04




Progress achieved in the modeling of thermohydraulic phenomena and in the development of robust and efficient numerical techniques makes the application of the computational approach to the investigation of complex flows in situations of industrial interest feasible. This lecture Series presents the state-of-the-art of computational solutions to industrial fluid dynamics problems.

The first session is devoted to an introductory overview of industrial CFD. Basic lectures describe the efficient and robust schemes/methods, which can be used for a range of flows from incompressible and low speed to high speed and for steady and unsteady problems. Emphasis is given to turbulence modeling and its effect on the simulation.  Additional sessions specifically address practical applications and the issue of the practicability of the technology by presenting results of industrial simulations.

By its nature and content, the course is addressed to all industrial users and research laboratories which are interested in acquiring and/or developing a predictive capability in the domain of fluid flow problems, as well as to researchers interested in the application of CFD to solving practical problems in an industrial context.

The Lecture Series co-directors are Jean-Marie Buchlin and Philippe Planquart from the von Karman Institute of Fluid Dynamics.






Preliminary Programme

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MONDAY 15 MAY 2017

  • 08:45    Registration
  • 09:15    Welcome by the Director of the von Karman Institute
  • 09:30 State of the art of the industrial CFD
    Prof. C. Hirsch, NUMECA, Belgium
  • 10:45  Coffee Break
  • 11:15    Different approaches for turbulence modelling-part1
    Prof.  H. Iacovides, University of Manchester, UK
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00    Different approaches for turbulence modelling-part 2
    Prof. H. Iacovides
  • 15:15 Coffee Break
  • 15:45    Solving the RANS equations
    Prof. H. Deconinck, VKI, Belgium
  • 17:00    Drink


  • 09:30    Lattice-Boltzmann method – part 1
    Dr. D. Lycett-Brown, Dassault Systèmes, Spain
  • 10:45 Coffee Break
  • 11:15    Lattice-Boltzmann method – part 2
    Dr. N. Delbosc, Dassault Systèmes, Spain
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00    Industrial multiscale simulations – part 1
    Prof. S. Vincent, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-vallée, France
  • 15:15 Coffee Break
  • 15:45    Industrial multiscale simulations – part 2
    Prof. S. Vincent

Wednesday 17 May 2017

  • 09:00    Multiscale modelling in CFD
    Prof. R. Fox, Iowa State University, USA
  • 10:45 Coffee Break
  • 11.15    Application to fine –particles, bubbly flows and gas–particles flows
    Prof. R. Fox
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00    LES and DNS for industrial applications – part 1
    Prof. D. Lakehal, ASCOMP and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 15:15 Coffee Break
  • 15:45    LES and DNS for industrial applications – part 2
    Prof. D. Lakehal
  • 17:00 End of the lecture series

Fee & Registration

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Lecture Series Fees

Type 1: Permanent residents of NATO countries funding VKI: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Turkey
Type 2: Permanent residents of NATO countries not funding VKI or NATO partner countries
Type 3: Permanent residents of non -NATO countries

For PhD candidates and undergraduate students: The request to be considered for a discount must accompany the application to attend the Lecture Series, and the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration. All possible alternative sources of funding should be investigated before aid is requested under this scheme, so that those most in need will benefit.

REDUCTION for the normal fee. Not applicable when early bird.

-50% for the 3rd & 4th participant from the same company. The normal fee price list is available here.



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