Realizing the Vision of CFD in 2030

Andrew Cary, John Chawner, Earl Duque, William Gropp, Bil Kleb, Ray Kolonay, Eric Nielsen, Brian Smith

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In 2014, NASA released a report outlining a future state for aerospace computational fluid dynamics (CFD), the CFD Vision 2030 Study (the Study).1 Developed by experts from industry, government, and academia, the Study provided a forecast of CFD capabilities required for turbulent, transitional, and reacting flow simulations across a broad Mach number regime. In addition, the Study provided an aspirational role for future CFD as part of a routine, efficient, and physics-based aerospace design and development process. This future role of CFD was summarized in the Study as follows: -A single engineer/scientist must be able to conceive, create, analyze, and interpret a large ensemble of related simulations in a time-critical period (e.g., 24 hours), without individually managing each simulation, to a prespecified level of accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-70
Number of pages7
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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