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EU Project COPA-GT Under Way

The Initial Training Network "Coupled Parallel Simulation of Gas Turbines" (COPA-GT) got under way with a kick-off meeting hosted by the coordinator, the Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS), in Toulouse on 24 January 2012. Funded by the EC Marie Curie Programme, COPA-GT will provide multidisciplinary training for young researchers in the field of propulsion and electric power generation systems.

As an associated partner, the JARA-HPC SimLab "Highly Scalable Fluids & Solids Engineering" based at JSC will welcome guest students and postdocs for up to three months and will organize a special porting workshop in summer 2013. Research topics in the project will include fluid and structural mechanics, combustion, acoustics and heat transfer with an emphasis on improving system performance and reliability, adaptation to sustainable fuels and operating conditions, and reduction of environmental impact. These goals will be pursued by combining expertise in high-performance computing (HPC), physics and engineering to develop a new generation of advanced numerical simulation tools. The COPA-GT partners include the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (NL), RWTH Aachen University, SIEMENS AG, TURBOMECA, University of Twente, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Loughborough University, Rolls-Royce plc and Bull. For more information see http://copagt.cerfacs.fr/
(Contact: Mike Nicolai, mi.nicolai@fz-juelich.de)


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