2nd High-Fidelity Industrial LES/DNS Symposium: Paving the Way for Future Accurate CFD

22nd - 24th September 2021

100% virtual event without in-person attendance






Supported by the EU Horizon 2020 HiFi-TURB project


Please register under this link.

The event connection details will be shared for registered participants in due time before the symposium.

Technical Program to be download below:



HiFiLeD Symposium objectives:

The simulation of turbulent flows using CFD methods has progressed rapidly over the last decades and has given rise to significant changes in the design processes of many areas of fluid mechanics. However, despite over a century of research, the modelling of turbulence and transition in industrial relevant configurations is still far from being achieved successfully.

With the advent and growing availability of large scale computing power and facilities, a new area of turbulence research is opening with the ability to perform reliable high-fidelity large-eddy simulations (LES) and direct numerical simulations (DNS) for industrial relevant flow configurations.

This availability is opening exciting new avenues towards understanding and modeling turbulence and transition by:

  1. Direct generation of High-Fidelity LES/DNS to fully predict complex flows, by capturing most or all of the relevant turbulent scales and interactions
  2. Analyzing in depth the underlying physics, supported in particular by new technologies of Machine Learning
  3. Confronting available turbulence and transition models, identifying their deficiencies, improving the range of validity of current models and generate new ones.

This novel approach of High-Fidelity LES/DNS data has attracted many researchers in recent years, stimulated by other emerging areas, as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), providing new efficient methodologies for interrogating and investigating very large data sets.

The HiFiLeD Symposium will be focusing on all aspects related to these objectives, ranging from issues concerning the complexity, reliability, accuracy and uncertainties in generating the High-Fidelity LES/DNS data, to their application towards turbulence and transition modelling. It will include progress on the underlying high-order numerical methods (HOMs), innovative approaches for CPU acceleration for LES and DNS, exploitation of massive parallel architectures, efficient post-processing on massive parallel hardware, innovative machine learning methods, as well as experimental data. Moreover, the Symposium offers the opportunity to communicate and exchange knowledge for academic researchers, graduate students, industrial engineers, as well as industrial R&D managers and consultants working in the fields of turbulent flow modelling, simulations, measurements and multidisciplinary CFD applications.

The figures show snapshots of turbulence and transition with HOM and 22.6 billion DoF by P. Vincent et al (ICL 2017)

Keynote speakers:

  • Philippe Spalart, Boeing, USA:Turbulence Research in the 21st Century
  • Luc Vervisch, CORIA, France: Turbulent reactive flow simulation, from physical modelling to machine learning
  • Mujeeb R. Malik, NASA, USA: Recent Progress in Computational Technology Development at NASA
  • Stefan Hickel, TU Delft, Netherlands: Wall modelling in Large Eddy Simulations
  • Peter Vincent, Imperial College London, UK: Application of high-order methods to the simulation of turbulent flows


Participation to the mini-symposia are on invitation. Offers to contribute should be addressed to the mini-symposia organizers:


Hotel and travel information are available on the Symposium website

HiFiLeD Symposium fee:
The symposium fee is 450€ - and will contain a booklet-of-abstracts, coffee breaks, lunches and a symposium dinner.
For Students and HiFi-TURB partners a reduced fee of 350€ applies.

Registration to the symposium can be carried out via the HiFiLeD Symposium website: http://www.hifiled-conference.eu

For further information, please contact the Local Organising Committee members under: info@hifiled-conference.eu
Charles Hirsch (NUMECA), Dirk Wunsch (NUMECA), Jean-Francois Boussuge (CERFACS)

Scientific Committee:
F. Bassi (Univ. Bergamo), S. Bosniakov (TsAGI), J.F. Boussuge (CERFACS), F. Chalot (Dassault Aviation), A. Chemin (UCL), A. Colombo (Univ. Bergamo), V. Couaillier (ONERA), C. Grabe (DLR), C. Hirsch (NUMECA), K. Hillewaert (CENAERO), S. Jakrilic (TU Darmstadt), O. Lehmkuhl (BSC), M. Leschziner (ICL), M.R. Malik (NASA), F. Menter (ANSYS), S. Mouriaux (SAFRAN), W. Rodi (ERCOFTAC), C.L. Rumsey (NASA), M.V. Salvetti (Univ. Pisa), P. Spalart (Boeing), I. Spisso (CINECA), P. Vincent (ICL), S. Wallin (KTH), A. Wolkov (TsAGI) The HiFiLeD symposium is organized with support from the Associations

Please download the leaflet: