Best Practice for Eng CFD

22-23 October 2015

GE, Munich, Germany

Course Coordinator: Prof. Charles Hirsch, 

Em. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pres. Numeca Int'l, Belgium

The ERCOFTAC Association, is a global leader in the field of applied fluid dynamics. Through the guidance of its Knowledge Network Committee, is proud to announce a two day course on:

Best Practice for Engineering CFD


This course is targeted at relatively new and improving CFD analysts in engineering industries and consultancies.

It provides the knowledge to effect a step-change in the accuracy and reliability of CFD practices across a range of engineering applications relevant to the power generation, aerospace, automotive, built environment and turbomachinery sectors – amongst others. 


This course is directly relevant to engineering applications of CFD for single-phase, compressible and incompressible, steady and unsteady, turbulent flows, with and without heat transfer. Much of the content will also be relevant to even more complex engineering applications.

The main focus will be on RANS applications, but an introduction to the special considerations required by LES and hybrid methods is also given.

The course provides the means for CFD analysts to significantly enhance their use of commercial and open-source CFD software for engineering applications. In particular, it provides guidance on best practices and highlights common pitfalls to be avoided.


Prof. Charles Hirsch
Em. Vrije Universiteit Brussel
President, Numeca Int., Belgium

Prof. Kemo Hanjalic
TU Delft, The Netherlands

Prof. Dominique Laurence
UMIST, Manchester, UK
EDF, Chatou, France

Prof. Michael Leschziner
Imperial College, London, UK

Prof. Wolfgang Rodi
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


Thursday 22 October 2015

9:00 Registration and coffee

9:30: Prof. C. Hirsch: Quantification and Control of Numerical Errors and uncertainties

10:30: Prof. C. Hirsch: introduction to Verification and Validation

11:30: Refreshments

12:00 Prof. W. Rodi: The ERCOFTAC Knowledge Base

13:00: Lunch

14:30 Prof. M. Leschziner: RANS-based Turbulence Modelling I

15:30: Prof. M. Leschziner: RANS-based Turbulence Modelling II

16:30: Question and Answer Session  

Friday 23 October 2015

9:00: Prof. D. Laurence; LES and LES based Methods

10:00 Prof. M. Leschziner: RANS-LES Methods (I)

11:00: Refreshments

11:30: Prof. M. Leschziner: RANS-LES Methods (II)

12:30: Lunch

14:00: Prof. D. Laurence: RANS and LES of Heat Transfer

15:00:  Prof. D. Laurence: LES, Suitable Discretization Methods

16:00: Question and Answer Session

Travel & Accommodation



Hotel König Ludwig II.

Hotel ibis Muenchen Garching


Members €590

Non-Members €850

Fees do NOT include accommodation