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​The workshop will focus on cutting-edge research in the field of algorithmic development for CFD and multi-scale complex flow simulations. Fluid motion is governed by a system of nonlinear partial differential equations that can lead to dynamics over a vast range of scales. Although CFD is arguably the oldest area of computational science, it remains perhaps one of the most challenging and most active. Around the world, many research centers and labs, in the private sector, government, and academia are foc​used on developing and applying CFD algorithms. CFD is widely used to supplement experiment and to interpolate between experimental scenarios. Due to the growing numbers of problems where experiments are impossible, dangerous, and/or too costly, CFD is increasingly applied to scenarios where it must be a predictive tool in its own right. This predictiveness requires a precision that is made possible by both algorithmic and hardware advances. ​At KAUST, groups researching CFD algorithms in various contexts include those of Parsani, Ketcheson, Keyes, Samtaney, Im, Sun, Stenchikov, and others.​

sd7003_opt.jpgThe workshop will gather together young and senior, local and international top scientists from academia and industry in the multidisciplinary field of CFD to present and discuss their work.​. In particular, 15 leading international computational scientists will be drawn to expand our network. They will also be encouraged to bring promising students and postdocs from their groups. The workshop will highlight and give visibility to ongoing efforts in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and computer science that are key to the next generation of algorithms for CFD. The topics that will be covered during the workshop focus on variable order nonlinearly stable algorithms for compressible flows in complex geometries, efficient and robust adaptive mesh refinement (AMR), fluid-structure interaction, positivity preservation, stability of laminar flows and transition to turbulence, uncertainty quantification and global sensitivity analysis in CFD, predictive flow simulation of natural and built environments, and importance of CFD in the aerospace and oil industry. These research topics are part of the DNA of many research groups and centers at KAUST and span across several programs, including Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, Computational Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Earth Science and Engineering, and Environmental Science. This multidisciplinary aspect, which is clearly reflected in the diversity of the speakers and invitees, will engage students, young researchers, and faculty at KAUST who have different backgrounds but a strong common interest in CFD development.

The workshop will provide an important opportunity to expose the current and new generation of scientists to some of the most recent advances in the field of CFD, interact with local and internationally renowned scientists and educators, and help to shape or start new collaborations. For graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, these interactions and networking could provide an excellent launchpad for the next step of their career.​

The Conference is organized​ with financial support from the KAUST Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division, and additional support provided by the KAUST Industry Collaboration Program (KICP), Industry Partnerships office.