3rd HiPC Workshop on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

December 18, 2017 : 8:30 AM



Technical Program Highlights


Keynote Speaker Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay, PhD, Director, Global Technical Services, ANSYS Inc.


Title : A perspective on the future of CFD and analysis


In this presentation, a context that defines and addresses the needs of advanced algorithms, analytics, and simulation for the industry in a forward-looking sense will be presented. As such, community of researchers in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is significantly committed to High Performance Computing (HPC) to secure more in-depth understanding of some of the world’s challenging phenomena. In academia, that spans across many sub-disciplines. But, abundance of problems / issues / design ideas of next generation products is now, perhaps for the first-time meeting abundance of data from the real world.  At the same time, cross-discipline smart algorithms are leading to disruptive possibilities of gaining insight faster than traditional (HPC-) CFD approaches. Given that life cycle value of any expensive industrial equipment is typically 5X+, data is driving significant insight for design, performance and life optimization. CFD is catching up. In many forms, it is extending its reach to value, with speed, ease and capacity. A perspective of that landscape referring to different industry segments and how they are defining future of CFD and analysis at large.

Brief Bio-sketch  

Aniruddha is a Global Technology Director at ANSYS, Inc. leading technical engagements with Fortune 50 Companies around the World. Before joining Fluent in 1999, Anirudh worked on algorithms and PVM/MPI library development and worked at Tata Research, Pune for 4 years participating in Industrial and Govt. funded research projects. At Fluent, Anirudh specialized in Industrial design and problem solving using Fluent CFD. Since 2015, Anirudh is solely focused on ANSYS Global Enterprise Program, evangelizing leading engineering companies globally to adopt technology at scale for demand driven Model Based Enterprise paradigms for NPI and NPD. He is experienced in multiple industry segments for structural, operational, and cultural barrier analysis, improving engineering productivity. His current role emphasizes on developing and implementing technology adoption strategy to accelerate product design and process integration enabling frequent design change practices. Anirudh is also fostering new technology areas like, establishing data driven system simulation framework along the journey of model based engineering at enterprise scale.


Invited Speaker 1 :  Dr. Amit P. Kesarkar, Scientist and Head of Weather and Climate Research Group, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, India.


Title : High-resolution modeling of multiscale atmospheric convection


Atmospheric convections such as dust devils, dust storms, thunderstorms, mesoscale convective systems, tropical cyclones, etc. are the type of nature convections which have multiscale evolution. The spatial scale of evolution of these systems ranges from the few meters to few hundreds of kilometers and temporal scale from few hours to a week. In case of atmospheric moist convection, the evolution of single cloud system with spatial scale range within few kilometers may affect the evolution of an ensemble of cloud system having a dimension of few thousand kilometers. Generally, in the numerical modeling of such evolutions, the spectrum of scales resolved into artificially separated scales in which local effects associated with resolved scales are simulated and unresolved scale processes are represented as statistically equilibrium parameterizations. However, the accurate simulation and prediction of their behavior are essential to avoid socio-economic consequences associated with them. The talk will discuss computational fluid dynamics of multiscale evolution of tropical cyclones over Bay of Bengal and occurrence of thunderstorms over South India. It will also present the requirements regarding development of CFD techniques and High-Performance Computing for better simulation of such multiscale evolutions.


Brief Bio-sketch  

Dr. Amit P Kesarkar was awarded his Ph.D. in Physics in 2001 from University of Pune, Maharashtra. After that he worked for several reputed organizations in India like Meteorological Department, Pune; Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune; Indian Academy of Industrial and Applicable Mathematics, Pune; Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune. Presently he is working as Scientist and Head Weather and Climate Research Group in National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, where he has contributed to the development of High-Performance Computing system, Scalable network attached storage and its applications for weather and climate modeling, real-time weather prediction for ISRO satellite launching campaigns. He has served as a member of several reputed committees including Weather expert team for satellite launch operation, Apex Committee for application of C-Band RADARS, Doctoral committee of several Universities, Board of studies of Vidhya Niketan College, Tirupati, the Executive Committee for Centre of Excellence, SVU College of Engineering, etc. He has more than 15 years of experience in weather and climate modeling and application of HPC system. His research interest includes mesoscale modeling, and theoretical development in tropical cyclogenesis, convection genesis, and regional climate modeling. 


Invited Speaker 2 : Dr. Dipak Maiti, President of Indian operations – Simerics Inc.


Title : Simulation driven development of Automotive Lubrication system


Though electrification is being speculated to be the future of Automobiles, research in conventional powertrain continues to be of importance. The need for CO2 emission reduction and fuel economy has brought the downsizing of engine to limelight among Automotive OEMs. Hence, digital product development is being intensified to evaluate more conceptual designs for better performance and in less time. The improved performance of airflow and combustion, thermal management, lubrication and exhaust after treatment systems is inevitable while downsizing the engine. Traditionally, at the system level, one-dimensional approach is used considering faster solutions, but compromising on the interactions between components. On the other hand, 3D-CFD simulations which place a higher load on the time factor, is used for performance analysis at the component level. The lubrication system of automotive powertrain poses interesting challenges in developing efficient pumps, valves, bearings, piston jets, filters, coolers to perform at different speed and load conditions. Complex issues such as pump cavitation, bearing damage, engine oil warm up, are predicted and minimized at the development stage with 3D-CFD simulations. This involves solving transient, multiphase flows with heat transfer on moving and deforming meshes in multiple components of the system. Therefore, efforts are towards developing a CFD code with superior meshing strategy, robust numerical algorithms and solver accuracy with faster solution time. High performance computing plays a vital role in realizing the objectives of simulation driven product development.


Brief Bio-sketch  

Dr. Dipak Maiti holds PhD in Thermal Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and industrial experience in Automotive Research and Development for the last 15 years. After a brief stint as Assistant Professor in BITS Pilani, he worked in Powertrain simulation and development as Engineering Manager in General Motors Technical Centre and Mercedes-Benz R&D. Dr. Maiti 


Invited Speaker 3 : Dr. Lourens Post, Global Manager of the Fluid Flow & Reactor Engineering team in the Shell R&D.


Title : CFD solutions to Engineering Challenges at Shell


Areas where CFD is relevant for Shell will be discussed. Special attention will be given to specific areas where Shell experts have developed a strong expertise. Some examples of CFD being applied within Shell will be presented. 


Brief Bio-sketch  

Dr. Lourens Post has a PhD from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) in Computational Fluid Dynamics. He started with Shell in 1988 and has done a variety of roles in R&D and Discipline Engineering, working in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, USA and India. He is currently Global Manager of the Fluid Flow & Reactor Engineering team in the Shell R&D organisation. 


Invited Speaker 4 : Dr. Sudipto Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Jodhpur.


Title : High Performance Computing in CFD





Computational Fluid Dynamics has become an indispensable tool for design and development of technologies related to heat and fluid flow. Analysis of practical configurations which involve mostly turbulent flows, require massive computational power. This is achieved by aggregating computing power, a practice commonly known as High Performance Computing (HPC). The talk will present a short overview on HPC, its application to CFD and showcase few state of the art simulations.


Brief Bio-sketch  

Dr. Sudipto Mukhopadhyay is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in IIT Jodhpur. Before starting at IITJ, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology and Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. He earned his PhD in turbulent combustion modeling at Eindhoven University of Technology. Sudipto has also around 7+ years of industrial experience at Tata Consultancy Services in varied domains which includes consultancy in the areas of FEA and CFD for several leading industrial houses across India and USA.


Advance Program 


08:30 – 08:45 AM

Opening of CFD Workshop

08:45 – 9:45 AM

Key note: A perspective on the future of CFD and analysis

Speaker: Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay, PhD, Director, Global Technical Services, ANSYS Inc.

09:45 – 10:15 AM

Technical Paper 1 Presentation – CFDWS02

Title: Numerical Simulation of Aerospace Applications using Overset Mesh.

Authors: Alok Khaware, Abhilash Rajan and Vinay Kumar Gupta
Affiliation: ANSYS India

10:15 – 11:00 AM


11:00 – 11:30 AM

Technical Paper 2 Presentation – CFDWS03

Title: Performance Optimization of OpenFOAM on Clusters of Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors.

Authors: Ravi Ojha, Prasad Pawar, Sonia Rani, Michael Klemm and Manoj Nambiar

Affiliation: TCS and Intel, India.

11:30 – 12:15 PM

Invited Talk 1: High-resolution modeling of multiscale atmospheric convection

Speaker: Dr. Amit P. Kesarkar, Scientist and Head of Weather and Climate Research Group, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, India.

12:15 – 1:00 PM

Invited Talk 2: Simulation driven development of Automotive Lubrication system

Speaker: Dr. Dipak Maiti, President of Indian operations – Simerics Inc.

1:00 – 2:00 PM


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Invited Talk 3: CFD solutions to Engineering Challenges at Shell

Speaker:  Dr. Lourens Post, Global Manager of the Fluid Flow & Reactor Engineering team in the Shell R&D.

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Invited Talk 4: High Performance Computing in CFD

Speaker: Dr. Sudipto Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Jodhpur.

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Discussion & Closing Remarks








This workshop is intended for the CFD community to provide a common platform to share their experiences, best practices and challenges. The vision of the workshop is to bring the CFD users, developers and HPC communities together to interact and collaborate. Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research in the form of extended abstracts (maximum one A4 page) that demonstrate current research in areas of Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Abstracts will be shortlisted for oral or poster presentation.

Abstract should include:

o Background/Motivation/Objective for the present work

o Key outcomes/results

o Novelty/contribution of this work.

Among shortlisted abstracts, best quality abstracts will be selected for oral presentation and rest for poster presentation. Authors of abstracts shortlisted for oral presentation will send full articles.

The articles will be peer reviewed and published in IEEE proceedings.


IMPORTANT DATES                                                                             

July 25, 2017: (Closed) Abstract Submission deadline                                         

August 12, 2017: Notification of Acceptance                                                          

August 31, 2017: Manuscript Submission for Review
September 15, 2017: Author Notification                                

September 25, 2017: Camera Ready Paper submission                                        

December 18, 2017: HiPC CFD workshop in Jaipur



For more details on registration, travel and lodging please check: http://www.hipc.org/

For article submission procedure, please check: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cfdws17




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