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Computational Fluid Dynamics Softwares

The CFD team at CERFACS develops a wide range of software tools for fluid flows, with or without chemical reaction. The major codes are listed below:

Explosions in building

Explosions in building: LES with AVBP on an INCITE machine. 1 billion cells. A premixed flame propagates from the left to the right side of the picture and increases speed when it meets obstacles and generates turbulence. See many more examples and movies here. in the field of combustion and turbo machinery 



AVBP is a LES code dedicated to complex geometries. It is applied to combustion chambers, turbo machinery, safety analysis, optimization of combustors, pollutant formation (CO, NO, soot), UQ analysis. AVBP uses a high-order Taylor Galerkin scheme on hybrid meshes for multi species perfect of real gases. It is a world standard for LES of combustion in engines and gas turbines, owned by CERFACS and IFP Energies Nouvelles. It is used by multiple laboratories (IMFT, EM2C, TU Munich, Von Karmann Institute, ETH Zurich, etc) and companies (SNECMA, TURBOMECA, Airbus Safran Launchers, Ansaldo, HERAKLES, etc). It is also a usual benchmark code by many computing centers to test their machines. CERFACS collaborates with INTEL through an IPCC  to continuously increase the performances of the solver.


JAGUAR is a new high-order method developed at CERFACS and based on spectral difference techniques. It can offer very high orders of accuracy (4 to 8) on arbitrary meshes.


elsA is a software owned by ONERA and co developed for certain aspects by CERFACS. For example, for aircraft aerodynamics or for turbo machinery, CERFACS develops certain aspects of elsA and applies this tool to various design problems.



PhD positions available in two Marie Curie programs to begin at CERFACS in 2017 on combustion instabilities

superadmin |  18 May 2017

CERFACS has won two Marie Curie (ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions) projects on instabilities in combustion systems: the first one MAGISTER will focus on machine learning methods for combustion instabilities and is coordinated by Un. Twente (Netherlands) while the second one (ANNULIGHT) will...Read more

My PhD in 180 seconds

ROGEL |  16 May 2017

Antoine Colmet-Daage, currently PhD student in the "Climate Modelling and Global Change team", participated to the regional final phase of the french competition "Ma thèse en 180 secondes", held in Montpellier on April 20th. You can find his performance on video (and in french), thanks to the...Read more