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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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Continuity of activity of the Cerfacs during the Covid-19 pandemic

superadmin |  20 March 2020

On Monday 16 March 2020, in the context of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 epidemic, Cerfacs decided to reorganize its activities by implementing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and deploying teleworking facilities for all its employees. All staff members thus continue to carry out their full mission.Read more


A fiery wakeup call for climate science

superadmin |  26 February 2020

The extent of the recent wildfires in Australia significantly exceeded the projections of any member of the multi-model CMIP archive.  This highlights how current multi-model ensembles may be under-representing the risks of natural disasters under climate change.  Limited coupled system process representation in most models coupled with a lack of parameter uncertainty exploration means that some risks are not explored by the existing international multi-model framework.  This calls for a reassessment of how to focus climate model development on providing robust risk quantification for those impacts which most directly affect society. Sanderson, B.M., Fisher, R.A. A fiery wake-up call for climate science. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2020) nature.com Media coverage BBC Sydney Morning Herald The Guardian Wired The Daily Express YahooRead more

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