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SC22 Best Visualization Award Win for the Full Aero-Engine Compressor Visualization by Warwick Researchers

Numerical simulations and visualizations developed by researchers from the High Performance and Scientific Computing (HPSC) group at Warwick’s Department of Computer Science in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, PPCU Hungary and Universities of Surrey and Birmingham has won the award for the best Visualization in the Scientific Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase at the 2022 Supercomputing (SC) Conference, held in Dallas TX. SC is the premier international conference on supercomputing providing a major forum for presenting the highest level of accomplishments in high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. It is held annually in the US and attended by over 10000 attendees from all over the world.

The work present results gained from over three years of developments in the UK EPSRC and Rolls-Royce funded Prosperity Partnership Project (ASiMoV) for developing advanced computational methods for aero engine design. The project aims to develop the world’s first high-fidelity simulation of a complete aero engine during operation, including thermo-mechanics, electromagnetics, and computational fluid dynamics. This is part of an ongoing push towards virtual certification of aero-engine designs.

The visualizations present results from time-accurate URANS simulations of a 4.6B-element full 360-degree model of a production-representative gas turbine engine compressor, the Rig250 at DLR. The mesh size and problem represent a grand challenge problem going beyond the fidelity requirements of virtual certification. The work demonstrates a step-change in simulation capability achieved within a tractable time-to-solution that was previously out of reach under production settings.

A. Prabhakar, C. Goddard, D. Amirante, I.Z. Reguly, A. Gerstenberger, J.-F. Suhrmann, S.A. Jarvis, L. Lapworth, G.R Mudalige. Virtual Certification of Gas Turbine Engines - Visualizing the DLR Rig250 Compressor. In the Scientific Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase at the The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC22), Nov 2022 Dallas TX. [Best Visualization Award]

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SC22 Best Visualization Award Winners

SC22 Best Visualization Award Winners