The overarching objective of the UK Turbulence Consortium is to facilitate world-class turbulence research using national HPC resources. Turbulence is a true multi-scale problem found across a range of engineering, physiological and geophysical applications, featuring a broad range of length- and time-scales. These areas are investigated within the UKTC in different work packages (WP). These are:
- WP1: Transition to Turbulence
- WP2: Canonical grid-generated and wall-bounded turbulence
- WP3: Turbulence in complex-geometry flows
- WP4: Compressible flows and aeroacoustics
- WP5: Turbulence in thermal/energy systems
- WP6: Many-particle interactions with turbulence
The study of turbulence involves performing 'numerical experiments' using high-fidelity computational approaches with either no or minimal turbulence modelling (DNS and LES respectively). The resulting very large datasets are mined to answer basic questions regarding the physics and modelling of turbulent flows, therefore we have an additional work package, WP7, which looks at postprocessing and visualization, generation of industrial guidelines and algorithmic demands for future architecture.