Classic Database

Welcome to the ERCOFTAC "Classic Collection" Database. From these pages you can access the test cases of the original ERCOFTAC Database, which was started in 1995. In 1999 the CFD group at UMIST took over responsibility for it, and following the merger of UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester it is now administered by the CFD and Turbulence Mechanics research group in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at The University of Manchester.

The database has undergone some re-structuring and expansion to include, amongst other things, more details of the test cases, computational results, and results and conclusions drawn from the ERCOFTAC Workshops on Refined Turbulence Modelling. At the moment, each case should contain at least a brief description, some data to download, and references to published work. Some cases contain significantly more information than this.

The database is open to all fluid dynamicists worldwide. Data and descriptions are made available "as is", often in the form originally supplied by contributors.

If you have any comments or suggestions for further improvements, please e-mail Tim Craft or Dominique Laurence.

The links below provide a number of methods for accessing the database.

Search for Cases by Flow Type

A list of flow categories, by which the database may be searched.

All Cases

Provides a flat list of the cases in the database

Search by Keyword

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