Xing Cai, Simula Research Laboratory and Oslo University, Norway
Hans Petter Langtangen, Simula Research Laboratory and Oslo University, Norway
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is an important research field with a broad spectrum, requiring a close interplay between mathematical modeling, numerical methods, software development, and high performance computing. Programming CFD applications is an inherently difficult task due to many factors related to numerics and software. For modern CFD applications, use of parallel computers is a must, which makes the CFD code development even more challenging. Rapid and flexible programming of a parallel CFD application calls for re-usable serial and parallel software components plus a modular overall parallel framework that allows an easy coupling between different components. Moreover, more attention needs to be put on securing the performance of the software components. This minisymposium thus attempts to shed some light into the recent developments in respect of CFD-related numerical methods, programming techniques and software libraries.