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PUMA Challenge

The PUMA challenge addresses the unsteady multi-physics simulations over a whole aircraft in realistic flight conditions. The goal is to go further in understanding the unsteady turbulent phenomena using the Large Eddy Simulation (LES). Various numerical approaches will be evaluated and compared (Finite Volume, Lattice Boltzmann and Spectral Difference). Of course, large scale configuration demands many grid points and  playing with a massively parallel environment is the key point.

Unsteady multi-physics simulation around a whole aircraft taking realistic flight conditions into account. The unsteady variations of the flow around the aircraft are simulated with LES (Large Eddy Simulation).

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Invited communication to the BIDS'17 conference

thual |  12 December 2017

During an invited communication to the « Big Data from Space 2017 » conference, CERFACS presented the stakes and the perspectives of its strategic axis "Data Driven Modeling" from the point of view of the valorization of satellite data. For more details, see the article:...Read more


One Cerfacs’ proposal accepted in PRACE 15th call

superadmin |  4 December 2017

This study focuses on Hall-effect thrusters, which were first invented in the 1960s. Although such systems have been extensively studied, the detailed physics of the magnetized plasmas in these thrusters is very complex and several plasma processes that have direct influence on the thruster...Read more

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