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High performance computing for process industries awareness and promotion exercise


The overall objective of the project is to increase awareness in the potential of and to promote the use of High Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN). This will be done by supporting a next-generation approach to industrial R&D in the process industries with emphasis on IT-based simulation and prediction.

The aim is to promote widely the results from the HP-PIPES project. This project has developed computational packages and demonstrated that advanced simulation can be used as a realistic predictive tool for the design and operation of reaction and combustion systems. The core code, which models fluid flow and heat transfer in process engineering systems, exploits the power of massively parallel high-performance computing systems. It has been coded in a modular form to facilitate the development of new functions for other applications. The code is already being successfully exploited in a range of collaborative projects involving industry and universities.

The end results of the project will be a multimedia demonstration of the application of HPCN and computational fluid dynamics technologies in the accurate prediction of real industrial processes and an interactive package for evaluating the costs and benefits of this class of R&D. There will be two editions of the CD-ROM-based multimedia presentations which will be widely circulated to the process industries and other interested institutions.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts


Paras Ltd.
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PO30 1TP Isle Of Wight
United Kingdom

Participants (2)

CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory
United Kingdom
Keckwick Lane Daresbury
WA4 4AD Warrington
1,Av. Rovisco Pais
1096 Lisboa Codex