Projects

NextSim

NEXTSIM AIMS TO INCREASE THE CAPABILITIES OF CURRENT COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS TOOLS FOR AERONAUTICAL DESIGN BY RE-ENGINEERING THEM FOR EXTREME-SCALE PARALLEL COMPUTING PLATFORMS.

NextSim project is focusing on the next-generation computational fluid dynamics tools for HPC environments

NextSim partners, as fundamental European players in Aeronautics and Simulation, recognise that there is a need to increase the capabilities of current Computational Fluid Dynamics tools for aeronautical design by re-engineering them for extreme-scale parallel computing platforms. The backbone of NextSim is centred on the fact that, today, the capabilities of leading-edge emerging HPC architectures are not fully exploited by industrial simulation tools. Current state-of-the-art industrial solvers do not take sufficient advantage of the immense capabilities of new hardware architectures, such as streaming processors or many-core platforms.

NextSim will focus on the development of the numerical flow solver CODA, that will be the new reference solver for aerodynamic applications inside AIRBUS group, having a significant impact in the aeronautical market.

To demonstrate NextSim market impact, AIRBUS has defined a series of market relevant problems. The numerical simulation of those problems is still a challenge for the aeronautical industry and their solution, at a required accuracy and an affordable computational cost.

Three additional working areas are proposed in NextSim: algorithms for numerical efficiency, algorithms for data management and the efficiency implementation of those algorithms in the most advanced HPC platforms.