7-8th July 2015, Imperial College London

The first workshop for the Nektar++ spectral/hp framework was on 7th & 8th July 2015, at Imperial College London. The workshop ran as a general event for a number of audiences:

  • Anyone interested in Nektar++, high-order finite elements, or the applications of our framework to a number of scientific fields.
  • Users of Nektar++ are encouraged to discuss how they use the framework and the features that they would like to see in coming releases.
  • For developers to catch up in a single location to discuss short- and long-term design, structure and architecture roadmaps.


  • 7th July: a series of casual, short-format presentations from users and developers, with dinner in the evening.
  • 8th July: a general group session for discussing long-term goals, new features, implementation challenges and bugs that you are finding within the current structure.

Schedule and talks

7th July 2015

Location: Lecture Hall 207, Skempton Building

10:15-11:00: Arrival and registration, tea and coffee

11:00-12:30: Overview presentation

  • Nektar++: an open-source spectral/hp element framework
    Spencer Sherwin, David Moxey, Chris Cantwell (Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London)
    Mike Kirby (Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah)
  • Talk slides: Spencer Sherwin, David MoxeyChris CantwellMike Kirby

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-15:30: Presentations

15:30-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-17:40: Presentations

19:00-21:00: Dinner: Med Kitchen, 25-35 Gloucester Road, London

8th July 2015

Location: Seminar room 165, Skempton Building

The day will be split across two events. The first is a short course for less experienced users, covering topics such as:

  • Compiling and installing Nektar++
  • Generating meshes and configuring session files
  • Running jobs in serial in parallel and visualising output
  • A short explanation in writing solvers with some exposure to Nektar++’s API

Concurrently, we will be running a hackathon-style session for other users and developers, where you can talk to Nektar++ developers and get support for your applications.


  • David Moxey (Imperial College London)
  • Chris Cantwell (Imperial College London)
  • Spencer Sherwin (Imperial College London)
  • Mike Kirby (University of Utah)


David Moxey
Department of Aeronautics
Imperial College London
Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ, UK.

Email: d.moxey@imperial.ac.uk