10-11 March 2021
Europe/London timezone

In a nuclear power plant, the prediction of fluid flow and heat transfer is of vital importance for the plant's performance and for safety compliance. This course will focus on the use of CFD for the prediction of fluid flow and heat transfer.

The course will run for 2 half days split over 2 days comprising a mixture of lectures and tutorials. The open-source HPC software Code_Saturne will be used by the participants to run large scale simulations using the UK national facility ARCHER2.

The course is suitable for PhD students, postdocs and engineers who have limited knowledge in HPC/Nuclear thermal hydraulics but are interested in gaining experience in this area.

The course is free to attend, but spaces are limited to 20.

Use of Linux command lines, Basic knowledge of programming.

This course is organised by CCP-NTH/UKTC in association with ARCHER2 and PRACE.


Wednesday 10 th of March 2021
13:15 Welcome
13:30 General Introduction to Code_Saturne
14:00 Tutorial: Laminar tube bundles
15:15 Coffee break
15:30 HPC presentation and introduction to ARCHER2
16:00 Tutorial: LES of tube bundles
17:30 End of day

Thursday 11th of March 2021
09:00 Tutorial: Post processing of LES results
09:30 Introduction to User Subroutines in Code_Saturne
10:00 Tutorial: Adding heat transfer
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Tutorial: HPC optimisation, influence of partitioning and hybrid parallelisation
12:30 End of course


This course is part-funded by the PRACE project and is free to all. Please register using the online form. If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or contact support@archer2.ac.uk.