Welcome to NextMuSE
The objective of NextMuSE is to initiate a paradigm shift in the technology of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Multi-Mechanics (CMM) simulation software which is used to model physical processes in research development and design across a range of industries. NextMuSE relies on a mesh-free method, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), which is fundamentally different from conventional finite element or volume techniques. SPH offers the possibility of a novel, immersive, adaptive framework for user interaction, and has the potential for integrated multi-mechanics modelling in applications where traditional methods fail. The goal of NextMuSE is to create a simulation technology, robust and accurate enough to deal with the most challenging physical phenomena in industry (e.g. simultaneous fluid and solid mechanics in a ship under extreme wave loading). Input and output will be immersive and interactive, and the simulation highly automated, so that the technology itself will be nearly invisible to engineers who use it to develop competitive technologies for transport, energy, healthcare etc. The objectives will be achieved through 6 work packages.
- WP1: Key enhancements of core SPH algorithms.
- WP2: Adapted physical modelling of fluids: turbulence, multiphase flow.
- WP3: Modelling of fluid-structure interaction.
- WP4: High-performance computing: highly efficient scalable algorithms for very large simulations.
- WP5: Development of an immersive and highly visual simulation/design environment to interact with the technology.
- WP6: Realistic representative applications in the marine, energy and biomedical industries.
This is a high-risk project, with a number of challenging scientific bottlenecks addressed by the work packages. The pay-off is a new kind of simulation technology, seamlessly integrated into the engineering of high-technology systems from artificial organs to ships, supporting expert engineers instead of demanding their resources.
For any question regarding the project, please contact the coordinator:
David Le Touzé
Ecole Centrale Nantes, Nantes, France
+33 240 371 512