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New Project CEC

In January, JSC became a partner in a joint research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and Siemens AG. Besides Siemens - the project coordinator - and JSC, the consortium includes seven research institutes in the fields of power-plant technology and materials science. The aim of the project is to develop new combustion technologies for climate-friendly power generation. The focus is on modern gas turbine technology, which plays an important role in the present transformation of the energy system into a sustainable system based on renewable energy sources. The validation of the gas turbine combustion technologies will be carried out in a new test centre known as the "Clean Energy Center" (CEC), which is currently being built by Siemens in Ludwigsfelde near Berlin.

JSC will provide an implementation of the open source software OpenFOAM for the solution of continuum mechanics and fluid dynamics problems, which will be ported to the Blue Gene/Q architecture. The main goal of the JSC work package is to reduce performance and scaling bottlenecks in OpenFOAM to enable large simulations on JUQUEEN, in particular to model a complete annular combustion chamber of a gas turbine.
(Contact: Prof. Johannes Grotendorst,