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Quality & Reliability of CFD Simulations III: Quantifying and Reducing Uncertainty

Quality & Reliability of CFD Simulations III: Quantifying and Reducing Uncertainty

A Joint NAFEMS - ERCOFTAC seminar


CFD is increasingly used in engineering design, safety analysis and environmental assessments. A key question which arises is the accuracy of CFD simulation, especially when test or field data for validation is sparse. This seminar brang together current and potential users of CFD to examine the quantification of uncertainty for industrial and environmental applications:
• appropriate measures by which to judge the fidelity of CFD;
• minimising uncertainty in CFD applications;
• validation;
• challenges that arise in quantifying uncertainty, and solutions.

Methodologies to obtain reliable and consistent results from CFD are of prime importance in reducing uncertainty. The seminar therefore also illustrated best practice in CFD, highlighting findings which have wider relevance and impact.

This was the third joint meeting on this theme co-organised by NAFEMS and ERCOFTAC. It followed successful meetings in March 2004 and September 2005.



Keynote lecture: Computational Error-Assessment for Large Eddy Simulation
Keynote speaker: Prof Bernard Geurts, University of Twente

Increasing the Quality of Industrial CFD through Complementary Analysis
Dr Ian Cowan, Atkins

Managing Uncertainty in CFD Applications for Health & Safety
Dr Adrian Kelsey, Health & Safety Laboratory

Practical Considerations for use of CFD in Wind Engineering
Dr Yehuda Sinai, ANSYS Europe Ltd

Validated Crosswind Effects on a Static High-Sided Vehicle
Dr David Hargreaves, University of Nottingham

Validation of CFD for Oil and Gas Applications
Ivar Iversen, Prospect

A Study of the Thermal Behaviour of a Reactor Core in Support of Decommissioning Activities
Dr Steve Graham, Nexia Solutions Ltd

Usin g CFD with Confidence Within an Industrial Design Environment
Dr Jim Shaikh, Intelligent Fluid Solutions

Confidence and best practices in CFD for automotive applications
Fred Mendonça, CD-adapco