Mathematical models describing real-world engineering problems such as modelling flows around turbine blades, wind turbulence around a vehicle or boat, improving turbine engine performance, modelling of weather predictions, etc. are quite large in size due to many unknowns involved. On top of that, they present time dependency, meaning that the solution changes at each time step - at every second or even at smaller steps. Solving such problems is not a simple task and the use of HPC technologies and infrastructures enables to perform large simulations and to reduce their runtime.

The course aims at sharing numerical methods implemented in state-of-the-art CFD industrial codes running on High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, relying on the expertise of HPC specialists coming from four different European countries. The course will take place from September 12 to 16 2022 in Bologna, Italy, and is free of charge for all.

The participants will be introduced to the most common numerical methods used in engineering and will learn how to setup and perform a simulation using different softwares, both open-source and commercial, in an HPC cluster.

HPC in Engineering: focus on CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)