Using HPC to Gain New Insights into Turbulence

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A project led by the University of Southampton is providing new insights into the complex nature of turbulence. Together with 27 academics and researchers from across eight universities, the UK Turbulence Consortium will meet next month to share their findings on the fundamental aspects of turbulence using numerical simulations.

Despite its crucial importance in many applications, the complex nature of turbulence makes its accurate prediction extremely challenging,” said Richard Sandberg, Professor of Fluid Dynamics and Aeroacoustics at the University of Southampton and lead PI for UKTC. “This makes the calculations connected to the study of turbulence correspondingly complicated and time-consuming. Without high-performance computing facilities, such as HECToR, many turbulence problems would just be impossible to address.”