June 7th – 8th, 2016, Skempton Building 207, Imperial College London, UK
In association with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics across Scales, and PRISM



The purpose of this meeting is to bring together the Nektar++ developers and design time with users of any experience level within the broader community.  This two day workshop will feature talks providing an overview of Nektar++, discussions on the current design roadmap, tutorials on how to use some of the more recently added and/or requested features within Nektar++ (such as high-order mesh generation and parallelism), and presentations by those adapting and using Nektar++ for pushing the boundaries of their own scientific and engineering disciplines.


June 7th (Skempton Building, Room 207)

12:30 – 14:00Registration and Lunch
14:00 – 15:30Session 1: Overview and Future Directions (3 x 25 min talks)
14:00Spencer Sherwin, “Overview of Nektar++”  [Presentation]
14:30Chris Cantwell, “Nektar++ Development Strategy” [Presentation]
15:00Mike Kirby, “Future directions” [Presentation]
15:30 – 16:00Break
16:00 – 18:00Session 2: Application updates (6 x 15 min talks)
16:00Gianmarco Mengaldo, “Compressible flow solver: development and applications to subsonic & transonic flows”
16:20Jeremy Cohen, “Nekkloud: A web-based interface for running Nektar++ on clusters and clouds – overview and recent developments”
16:40Hui Xu, “Influence of a 3D indentation on instability of a boundary layer”
17:00Jian Yu, “Suitability of Artificial Viscosity Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Compressible  Turbulence” [Presentation]
17:20Rodrigo Moura, “On implicit LES / under-resolved DNS via spectral element methods”  [Presentation]
17:40Yumnah Mohamied, “Modelling blood flow with nektar++ : implications of multidirectional shear stress for Atherosclerosis”

June 8th (Skempton Building, Room 207)

09:00 – 10:30Session 3: Application updates (3 x 25 min talks)
09:00Julien Hoessler, Attempts at Implicit LES simulations around a F1 car
09:30Kilian Lackhove, Cosimulations with Nektar++ and their Application to Combustion Noise
10:00Andreas Falkenstrøm Mieritz, “Large-scale fully nonlinear water wave modelling in Nektar++”
10:30 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 12:30Session 4: New and upcoming features (3 x 25 min talks)
11:00Joaquim Peiro, “R & P Adaption” [Presentation]
11:30Douglas Serson, “Using coordinate transformations in Nektar++ incompressible flow solver” [Presentation]
12:00David Moxey, “NekMesh: an unstructured high-order mesh generator for Nektar++” [Presentation]

Satellite Sessions (June 8-9th, Skempton Building, Room 062)

In addition to the main workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday, we plan to hold a number of satellite sessions in the period immediately after the workshop on June 8th – 9th.

June 8th

13:30Compiling Nektar++ triage (Chris Cantwell, David Moxey, Spencer Sherwin)
14:00Basic Nektar++ usage using the ADRSolver (David Moxey)
16:00Nektar++ in the cloud and graphical configuration using Nekkloud (Jeremy Cohen)

June 9th

09:00Fundamentals of the spectral/hp element method (Spencer Sherwin)
10:30Introduction to Flow Stability Analysis using Nektar++ (Chris Cantwell)
14:00Open discussion, design planning, etc


The workshop will be held in the Skempton Building, on the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London in central London.

Getting to campus

Directions to campus are available from the Imperial College website. The nearest London Underground stations are South Kensington and Gloucester Road, which lie on the Piccadilly, Circle and District lines.

Getting to Skempton

The Skempton building is marked as building 28 on the South Kensington campus map. Skempton is located on Imperial College Road, which can be accessed from Exhibition Road. From South Kensington station, take the underground walkway, past the V&A exit, to the end of the tunnel. Turn left onto Exhibition Road and then immediately left onto Imperial College Road. The entrance to Skempton is located on the right hand side of the road and is clearly marked.


Each day’s talks will be in separate rooms:

  • June 7-8th: The first day’s talks will be held in lecture hall 207, which is up one flight of stairs from the main entrance.
  • June 8-9th: The group sessions on the second day will be in seminar room 062, which is one floor down from the main entrance.

Floor plans of Skempton can be found in the links above. Signs will also be posted to the seminar room from the main entrance.


Imperial College is located in central London and well within reach of a wide variety of hotels. Imperial has a number of suggestions which you can find on the main College website.


The workshop is free but accommodation and the Dinner is not covered and expected to be paid by the person attending.


If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please register using the following link: