CFD Workshop on Test Cases, Databases & BPG for Nuclear Power Plants Applications.

The University of Manchester School of MACE, George Begg Building, Room B8 {{For more information, or to attend at the Workshop please contact Stefano Rolfo}}

Wednesday 16 July 2008, 10:30 - 17:15 ( Travel information & maps)


Responding to increasingly pressing demands from industry and government for " error bars" to be placed around CFD results and also better training of the new generation of "black-box" CFD practitioners, several uncorrelated initiatives have attempted to produce Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) and Knowledge/Data Bases. While on the one hand these might be criticized for being incomplete, partial, unsubstantiated and obsolete checklists, on the other hand scientific publications tend to focus focus on successes of new modelling approaches in very specific situations and hardly ever report failures/limitations in wider ranges of applications. One-off funded EU/Gov or industrial projects on validation activities have also lead to great but rapidly obsolescent websites, further funding is getting even harder to secure for CFD and turbulence modeling, now perceived as an old/mature technology. Voluntary (unfunded) academic benchmarking activities such as ERCOFTAC SIG 15 on advanced turbulence models have been ongoing for 2 decades but with increasing specialization, attendance has reduced to scarcely more than a dozen aficionados.

The current situation is admittedly unsatisfactory, and the proposed meeting will be "a workshop about CFD workshops" in the KNOO framework, with an overview of existing material and groupings and plenty of time for discussions on how we could coordinate actions more efficiently and keep data/knowledge-bases alive and updated.

This workshop is part of the KNOO Annual Consortium Meeting hosted by the University of Manchester Thursday 17 and Friday 18 July 2008.

The workshop will be preceded by a training day on CFD Open Source Code hosted by the School of MACE Tuesday 15 July 2008.

Agenda for Wednesday 16th July 2008

  • 10:30: Coffee and Welcome to the School of MACE

  • 12:50-13:50 Lunch at the Staff House (Munmford Room) (see the map)

  • 13:50: Session II. KNOO-CFD partners (Chairman: Dr. T. Craft)
    • 13:50 'Uncertainty and validation related to the FLUIDITY code' , Dr M. Eaton, Imperial College London, [[][Download]]
    • 14:10 'LES and experimental data for RANS model validation in particle-laden flows; Progress and prospects at the University of Leeds' Prof M. Fairweather, Univ of Leeds, Download
    • 14:30 SARNET (Severe Accident Research Network) Prof. M. Reeks, Univ. of Newcastle, Download
    • 14:50 Strategies for versatile and economical modelling of near-wall turbulence, Prof H. Iacovides, Univ. of Manchester. Download

  • 15:10: Coffee Break

  • 17:00 Conclusions and further actions.

Participants list

Here is available the list of the participants at the workshop and at the Code_Saturne training day . The page is accessible only if you are registered on the TWiki

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