Formula 1

Nektar++ has been used to investigate the flow dynamics and vortex generation behind the front section of a Formula 1 racing car. The above image shows the flow trajectory, coloured by pressure, at a Reynolds number of 220,000, based on the chord of the main-plane of the front-wing. The simulation has 13 million degrees of […]

Profiling using Solaris Studio

Oracle Solaris Studio is a free proprietary development suite that includes compilers and analysis tools. It is available ​from here for free download upon a quite non-restrictive license agreement and it can be used locally on Linux machines with Java installed. On the internal Nektar++ compute nodes it is made available by running This pages describes how to use […]

Compressible flow

Nektar++ includes a solver for simulating the dynamics of compressible inviscid/viscous flow on unstructured two-dimensional and three-dimensional meshes. Specifically, the solver solves two system of equations: Euler equations; Navier-Stokes equations. The systems are provided with a comprehensive set of boundary conditions (1) for specifying inflow/outflow variables as well as wall conditions. In both the systems appropriate techniques for […]

Nektar++ on the Imperial College HPC cluster

Imperial College’s HPC system contains computing resources suitable for a broad range of jobs. Node sizes and interconnects therefore vary. This cluster is useful for serial runs, small and large parallel runs, parameter sweep studies, etc. There are also some dedicated private queues which some users may have access.

Linear dispersion-diusion analysis and its application to under-resolved turbulence simulations using discontinuous Galerkin spectral/hp methods

DOI: 10.1016/
We investigate the potential of linear dispersion–diffusion analysis in providing direct guidelines for turbulence simulations through the under-resolved DNS (sometimes called implicit LES) approach via spectral/hp methods. The discontinuous Galerkin (DG) formulation is assessed in particular as a representative of these methods.

Triple-deck and direct numerical simulation analyses of high-speed subsonic flows past a roughness element

DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2015.281
This paper is concerned with the boundary-layer separation in subsonic and transonic flows caused by a two-dimensional isolated wall roughness. The process of the separation is analysed by means of two approaches: the direct numerical simulation (DNS) of the flow using the Navier–Stokes equations, and the numerical solution of the triple-deck equations.