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Softwares for data assimilation


Ensemble Kalman Filter, implemented on a front propagation simulator and sequentially assimilating front positions observed for correct input parameters (surface winds, vegetal fuel) and state (position of the front) model.

Further details: http://firefly.cerfacs.fr/ ; Contact at CERFACS: Mélanie Rochoux, Sophie Ricci


The DAMP platform (Data Assimilation with MASCARET) is dedicated to flood forecasting. It is based on solving equations river hydraulics (St. Venant equations) within the one-dimensional code MASCARET (developed by EDF and CEREMA). The implementation is done through dynamic coupling software OpenPALM that allows communication between the code and the calculation algorithm of the Kalman Filter assimilation by optimally managing  computing resources. Sequential assimilation of observed data in-situ water height corrects the errors on the friction coefficients,  hydrological and hydraulic inflow (height and flow rate) and thus improve the quality of short and medium forecast words (from several hours to 24 hours depending on the dynamics of watersheds). To date, DAMP is operationaly used at SPC at SAMA (Seine Marne Upstream Upstream) and is being implemented at a wider use SCHAPI to other basins.

Further details: http://damp.cerfacs.fr/ ; Contact at CERFACS : Sophie Ricci, Mélanie Rochoux


Thierry Poinsot officially entered the French Academy of Sciences

CERFACS |  8 November 2021

Thierry Poinsot officially entered the French Academy of Sciences on October 12. See presentation here :Read more

The AVBP code from CERFACS at the heart of for PRACE projects from the 23rd call

CERFACS |  30 September 2021

Cerfacs is involved in three PRACE projects of the 23rd call for which hour allocation runs from 01/10/2021 to 30/09/2022. Researchers from ECL/LMFA UMR5509 (Ecole Centrale de Lyon) and IMFT (UMR 5502) laboratories have earned projects entirely based on the use of the LES solver developed by Cerfacs AVBP and involve the support of experts from the CFD and COOP teams underling the importance and effectiveness of collaborations between French labs and Cerfacs. Alexis Giauque from ECL/LMFA UMR5509 (Ecole Centrale de Lyon) has obtained not only one but two PRACE projects! The first project LESFAN (RA0101, 30 000 000 CPU hours on Irene/Rome TGCC) is based on the use of AVBP in the turbomachinery version to study the generation of noise by a fan of a real airplane engine. The second, PRACE-EDGES (RA0101, 40 000 000 CPU hours on Irene/Rome TGCC) focuses on LES modeling of dens gas in complex geometries. To do so, the LMFA Team has developed advanced thermodynamic closures in AVBP allowing the direct simulation of such flows. Laurent Selle from IMFT (UMR 5502) has received CPU hours for the GASTON project (RA0061, 30 000 000 CPU hours on Marenostrum BSC) which aims to study the structure of hydrogen flames in porous materials. For this, IMFT and Cerfacs will perform coupled simulations considering the reactive flow with AVBP as well as the conduction in the porous medium with AVTP which is known to play an central role in the flame stabilization process. Carlos Perez Arroyo from IMFT (UMR 5502) received 16 Mh CPU hours on Joliot-Curie Skylake partition to support his project WONDER.Read more