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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).


CERFACS Combustion paper on rocket engines selected as Distinguished Paper at the last Int. Symp. on Comb. in Adelaide

superadmin |  14 April 2021

The paper of C. Laurent 'Heat-release dynamics in a doubly- transcritical LO2/LCH4 cryogenic coaxial jet flame subjected to fuel inflow acoustic modulation’  has been selected at the Distinguished Paper in the Gas Turbine and Rocket Engine Combustion colloquium for the 38th International Symposium on Combustion. This paper authored by Laurent, Staffelbach, Nicoud  and  T. Poinsot  is available here:  describes the first LES of a forced doubly transcritical flame.Read more

New Cerfacs’ Activity Report available

superadmin |  25 March 2021

The Cerfacs activity report covering the period from January 2019 to December 2020 is available.Read more