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Distinction for the book “The Human Face of Computing”

superadmin |  25 July 2017

The book "The Human Face of Computing" was selected as one of the notable books in the "21st Annual Best of Computing - Notable Books and Articles" compiled by Computing Reviews. Mrs Francoise Chatelin contributed to this book with the chapter "Qualitative Computing"Read more


Extreme CFD workshop of the SUCCESS scientific group in Toulouse, 17-21 July 2017.

superadmin |  24 July 2017

The first edition of the Extreme CFD workshop was held in Toulouse at ENSEEIHT from the 17th to the 21st of July, 2017 under the hospices of the SUCCESS scientific group (). It gathered 25 participants from CERFACS, CORIA, EM2C, IMAG, IMFT, LEGI and SAFRAN TECH grouped in 9 projects. Each project...Read more

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From 30 August 2017 to 31 August 2017

Code coupling using OASIS

Code coupling using OASIS

 


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From 7 September 2017 to 8 September 2017

Sparse Days Meeting 2017 at Cerfacs

Sparse Days Meeting 2017 at Cerfacs

Salle JCA, Cerfacs, Toulouse |  


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Sep

The 19 September 2017 from 14h00 to 17h00

PhD Defense - Cesar BECERRIL: Simulation of noise emitted by a reactive flow

PhD Defense - Cesar BECERRIL: Simulation of noise emitted by a reactive flow

CERFACS conference room |  

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Serazin, G., Jaymond, A., Leroux, S., Penduff, T., Bessières, L., Llovel, W., Barnier, B., Molines, J. M. and Terray, L. (2017) A global probabilistic study of the ocean heat content low-frequency variability : Atmospheric forcing versus oceanic chaos, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, pp. 5580–5589, doi:10.1002/2017GL073026

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@ARTICLE{AR-CMGC-17-124, author = {Serazin, G. and Jaymond, A. and Leroux, S. and Penduff, T. and Bessières, L. and Llovel, W. and Barnier, B. and Molines, J.M. and Terray, L. }, title = {A global probabilistic study of the ocean heat content low-frequency variability : Atmospheric forcing versus oceanic chaos}, year = {2017}, volume = {44}, pages = {5580–5589}, doi = {10.1002/2017GL073026}, journal = {Geophysical Research Letters}, pdf = {http://cerfacs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/GLOBC-Article-AGU-Serazin_et_al_GRL_2017.pdf}, supplementaryMaterial = {http://cerfacs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/GLOBC-Article-Serazin_et_al_GRL_SI_2017.pdf}}

Bador, M., Terray, L., Boé, J., Somot, S., Alias, A., Gibelin, A. -L. and Dubuisson, B. (2017) Future summer mega-heatwave and record-breaking temperatures in a warmer France climate, Environmental Research Letters, 12 (7), pp. 1-12, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa751c

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@ARTICLE{AR-CMGC-17-123, author = {Bador, M. and Terray, L. and Boé, J. and Somot, S. and Alias, A. and Gibelin, A.-L. and Dubuisson, B. }, title = {Future summer mega-heatwave and record-breaking temperatures in a warmer France climate}, year = {2017}, number = {7}, volume = {12}, pages = {1-12}, doi = {10.1088/1748-9326/aa751c}, journal = {Environmental Research Letters}, pdf = {http://cerfacs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/GLOBC-Article-Futuresummer-Bador_et_al_ERL_2017.pdf}, supplementaryMaterial = {http://cerfacs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/GLOBC-Article-Bador_et_al_ERL_SI_2017.pdf}}

Vermorel, O., Quillatre, P. and Poinsot, T. (2017) LES of explosions in venting chamber: a test case for premixed turbulent combustion models, Combustion and Flame, 183 (september), pp. 207-223

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@ARTICLE{AR-CFD-17-91, author = {Vermorel, O. and Quillatre, P. and Poinsot, T. }, title = {LES of explosions in venting chamber: a test case for premixed turbulent combustion models}, year = {2017}, number = {september}, volume = {183}, pages = {207-223}, journal = {Combustion and Flame}, abstract = {This paper presents a new experimental and Large Eddy Simulation (LES) database to study upscaling effects in vented gas explosions. The propagation of premixed flames in three setups of increasing size is investigated experimentally and numerically. The baseline model is the well-known laboratory-scale combustion chamber from Sydney (Kent et al. 2005, Masri et al. 2012); two exact replicas at scales 6 and 24.4 were set up by GexCon (Bergen, Norway). The volume ratio of the three setups varies from 1 to more than 10 000, a variation unseen in previous experiments, allowing the exploration of a large range of Reynolds and Damköhler numbers. LES of gaseous fully premixed flames have been performed on the three configurations, under different operating conditions, varying the number of obstacles in the chamber, their position and the type of fuel (hydrogen, propane and methane). Particular attention is paid to the influence of the turbulent combustion model on the results (overpressure, flame front speed) comparing two different algebraic sub-grid scale models, the closures of Colin et al. (2000) and Charlette et al. (2002), used in conjunction with a thickened flame approach. Mesh dependency is checked by performing a highly resolved LES on the small-scale case. For a given scale and with a fixed model constant, LES results agree with experimental results, for all geometric arrangement of the obstacles and all fuels. However, when switching from small-scale cases to medium-scale or large-scale cases this conclusion does not hold, illustrating one of the main deficiencies of these algebraic models, namely the need for an a priori fitting of the model parameters. Although this database was initially designed for safety studies, it is also a difficult test for turbulent combustion models. }, keywords = {Gas explosion; Large Eddy Simulation; Turbulent combustion model; Efficiency function}, pdf = {http://cerfacs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CFD_vermorel_CF_2017.pdf}, supplementaryMaterial = {http://cerfacs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CFD_mmc1.mp4}}

Bridel-Bertomeu, T., Gicquel, L. Y. M. and Staffelbach, G. (2017) Large scale motions of multiple limit-cycle high reynolds number annular and toroidal rotor/stator cavitieslarge scale motions of multiple limit-cycle high reynolds number annular and toroidal rotor/stator cavities, Physics of Fluids, 29 (065115), doi:10.1063/1.4989861

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@ARTICLE{AR-CFD-17-113, author = {Bridel-Bertomeu, T. and Gicquel, L.Y.M. and Staffelbach, G. }, title = {Large scale motions of multiple limit-cycle high reynolds number annular and toroidal rotor/stator cavitieslarge scale motions of multiple limit-cycle high reynolds number annular and toroidal rotor/stator cavities}, year = {2017}, number = {065115}, volume = {29}, doi = { 10.1063/1.4989861 }, journal = {Physics of Fluids}, abstract = {Rotating cavity flows are essential components of industrial applications but their dynamics are still not fully understood when it comes to the relation between the fluid organization and monitored pressure fluctuations. From computer hard-drives to turbo-pumps of space launchers, designed devices often produce flow oscillations that can either destroy the component prematurely or produce too much noise. In such a context, large scale dynamics of high Reynolds number rotor/stator cavities need better understanding especially at the flow limit-cycle or associated statistically stationary state. In particular, the influence of curvature as well as cavity aspect ratio on the large scale organization and flow stability at a fixed rotating disc Reynolds number is fundamental. To probe such flows, wall-resolved Large Eddy Simulation (LES) is applied to two different rotor/stator cylindrical cavities and one annular cavity. Validation of the predictions prove the method to be suited and to capture the disc boundary layer patterns reported in the literature. It is then showed that in complement to these disc boundary layer analyses, at the limit-cycle the rotating flows exhibit characteristic patterns at mid-height in the homogeneous core pointing the importance of large scale features. Indeed, Dynamic Modal Decomposition (DMD) reveals that the entire flow dynamics are driven by only a handful of atomic modes whose combination links the oscillatory patterns observed in the boundary layers as well as in the core of the cavity. These fluctuations form macro-structures, born in the unstable stator boundary layer and extending through the homogeneous inviscid core to the rotating disc boundary layer, causing its instability under some conditions. More importantly, the macro-structures significantly differ depending on the configuration pointing the need for deeper understanding of the influence of geometrical parameters as well as operating conditions.}, pdf = {http://cerfacs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CFD_BRIDEL_POF2017.pdf}}

Barthélémy, S., Ricci, S., Rochoux, M., Le Pape, E. and Thual, O. (2017) Ensemble-based data assimilation for operational flood forecasting – On the merits of state estimation for 1D hydrodynamic forecasting through the example of the “Adour Maritime” river, Journal of Hydrology, 552, pp. 210-224, ISSN 0022-1694, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.06.017

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@ARTICLE{AR-CMGC-17-115, author = {Barthélémy, S. and Ricci, S. and Rochoux, M. and Le Pape, E. and Thual, O. }, title = {Ensemble-based data assimilation for operational flood forecasting – On the merits of state estimation for 1D hydrodynamic forecasting through the example of the “Adour Maritime” river}, year = {2017}, volume = {552}, pages = {210-224}, issn = {0022-1694}, doi = {10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.06.017}, journal = {Journal of Hydrology}}

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Mono-channel methods and modeling for LES of turbomachinery stages

 

Context / Contexte Large Eddy Simulation (LES) is clearly identified as the next generation of turbulent modeling tool [1] that will improve high...Read more


Three Marie Curie PhD positions at CERFACS on combustion instabilities in 2017/2018

 

CERFACS develops all models and tools to perform Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of reacting flows in combustion chambers. The AVBP code of CERFACS...Read more

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