68.5 million core hours awarded to compute 3D secondary flows in a transitional LP turbine cascade

    Anne-Marie Schelkens     ニュース     26.10.2017

PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is established as an international not-for-profit association with its seat in Brussels. It has 25 member countries whose representative organisations create a pan-European supercomputing infrastructure, providing access to computing and data management resources and services for large-scale scientific and engineering applications at the highest performance level.

The mission of PRACE is to enable high impact scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society. PRACE seeks to realize this mission by offering world class computing and data management resources and services through a peer review process.


During the 15th call for PRACE Project Access, Cenaero obtained together with the University of Bergamo and Numeca, a computational allocation of 68.5 million core hours on the MareNostrum supercomputer at the Barcelona SuperComputing Centre

The computational campaign is led by Cenaero and inscribes itself in  the European research project TILDA, led by Numeca, which aims at developing high order unstructured methods to enable Large Eddy Simulation of flows in industrially relevant geometries.

During the project the three partners will undertake wall resolved LES of the flow in the LP turbine cascade MTU T161 to gain insight into secondary flow features and transition and at the same time compare different computational approaches. Geometry and reference experimental results are graciously provided by MTU and the University of the Armed Forces at Münich.



Anne-Marie is the Sr Marketing Communications Manager for CFD at Cadence Design Systems. Before joining Cadence, she already had +5 years of experience in the Computational Fluid Dynamics industry, coming from Numeca International where she held the role of Head of Marketing Communications. She also held various roles in the automotive and ICT industries, based in Belgium and Spain, earlier in her career.