UK Turbulence Consortium

Lead Research Organisation: STFC - Laboratories
Department Name: Scientific Computing Department


An expanded high-performance computing (HPC) consortium is proposed to investigate fundamental aspects of the turbulence problem using numerical simulation. Cases include transitional and fully developed turbulent flows in canonical and complex geometries, with relevance to a wide range of engineering, environmental/geophysical and biological applications. The consortium will serve to coordinate, augment and unify the research efforts of its participants, and to communicate its expertise and findings to an international audience. Most of the staff resource to carry out the scientific work is already in place, funded by EPSRC or other sources, and in all cases the projects have qualified and available staff in place to complete them. This application is for: (a) a core allocation of HPC time to enable consortium members to carry out simulations of world-leading quality, (b) dedicated staff at STFC Daresbury Laboratory and the University of Southampton to ensure efficient use of HPC resources and progress on key projects, (c) a PhD studentship to address issues related to the effect of next-generation HPC architectures on the future of turbulence simulation, (d) travel and subsistence for regular management meetings and international visitors, and (e) support for annual progress reviews, including two expanded workshops to which members of the wider UK turbulence community will be invited.


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Description The primary finding for the grant have been discussed in detail in grant EP/G069581/1but there was significant progress made in understanding turbulent flow and the use of high performance computers to deliver the advances in science.
Exploitation Route Turbulence features in all types of fluid flow phenomena, from chemical engineering to weather prediction. The results and the database created can be used to improve flow predictions and test new hypotheses.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy,Environment,Transport

Description Results have been of great interest to industry where they need to understand turbulent flows
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy,Environment,Transport
Description UK Turbulence Consortium
Amount £693,229 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R029326/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022