CFMS releases results for next generation High-Order CFD Prototype
Bristol, 28th September 2016 - The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) is pleased to announce that the Hyperflux high order CFD solver prototype is now available at CFMS for industrial and research evaluation. Based on next generation High-Order Flux Reconstruction (HO/FR) CFD methods, the software is the product of a two year research programme with grant assistance from Innovate UK and EPSRC.
Shown to be up to 30x more cost effective than standard 2nd order finite volume CFD methods, CFMS is offering organisations the opportunity to evaluate the working capability, with access to test cases across aerospace, automotive, maritime, civil and renewables engineering.
High-order CFD methods using the flux reconstruction (DG) approach offer new potential for the accurate, efficient simulation of unsteady flows (including acoustics) with shed vortices and wakes, providing higher fidelity solutions than currently achievable with low-order schemes on unstructured grids. The software exploits the full power of modern high performance computing (HPC), particularly heterogeneous configurations of conventional and many-core processors for speed and efficiency.
CFMS has led the Hyperflux project, working with Imperial College, experts in high-order (flux reconstruction) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods and Zenotech, a CFD software provider and specialist in cloud high performance computing (HPC). The project has led to further work in the aerospace sector (Hyperflux++) supported by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and Innovate UK - applying this new CFD technology to civil aircraft design.
Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer commented, “Through Hyperflux, our focus is on enabling the adoption and acceleration of new technologies for advanced modelling and simulation, such as High-Order CFD”.
With many organisations eager to learn more about high-order CFD and try out the method on realistic test cases, CFMS and partners will be holding a free workshop on 11th October 2016, which will outline the high-order method, describe what has been implemented in the code base and show how to set up and run test cases. For more information and register for the event, click here.
Hyperflux is one of several projects within the ‘Towards Zero Prototyping’ Programme run by Innovate UK together with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Further dissemination information about the Hyperflux programme is available from CFMS, Zenotech and Imperial College.
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