UK Turbulence Consortium (UKTC)

The overarching objective of the UK Turbulence Consortium (UKTC) is to facilitate world-class turbulence research using national High-End Computing (HEC) resources and to communicate research and HEC expertise within the UK turbulence community. The topics investigated within the UKTC are Transition to Turbulence, Canonical grid-generated and wall-bounded turbulence, Turbulence in complex-geometry flows, Compressible flows & aeroacoustics, Turbulence in thermal/energy systems, and Many-particle interactions with turbulence. UKTC studies solely non-reacting flows while the UK Consortium for Turbulent Reacting Flows limits its remit to reacting flows. Also, the UKTC investigates fundamental physical mechanisms in predominantly canonical flow configurations, whereas the planned UK Applied Aerodynamics Consortium will focus on the application of modelling to improve the aero/hydro-dynamic performance.

Contact Contact (Prof. Neil Sandham)
Consortium Head Prof. Neil Sandham
ARCHER CSE Consortium Contact Dr Nick Johnson

Software Development

Below are a list of eCSE projects (ongoing and completed) involving consortium members, or codes which are used by the consortium:

  • eCSE05-14 PI: Dr Zheng-Tong Xie Large-Eddy Simulation Code for City Scale Environments (12 months)
  • eCSE07-15 PI: Dr Wes Armour Optimizing the I/O performance of OpenFOAM for massively parallel high-fidelity CFD simulations (12 months)
  • eCSE10-02 PI: Dr Sylvain Laizet An adjoint solver for variable-density flows in the low Mach number limit (12 months)
  • eCSE10-10 PI: Dominik Jochym Enhancing long-range dispersion interaction functionality of CASTEP (8 months)
  • eCSE11-1 PI: Prof john Shrimpton University of Southampton PANDORA Upgrade : Particle Dispersion in Bigger Turbulent Boxes (8 months)
  • eCSE12-20 PI: Hao Xia Loughborough University A fast coupling interface for a high-order acoustic perturbation equations solver with finite volume CFD codes to predict complex jet noise (9 months)