AIAA Transition Modeling Workshop-I

The 1st AIAA CFD Transition Modeling and Prediction Workshop will be held on January 9-10, 2021 in conjunction with the AIAA SciTech Forum in Nashville, TN.  The workshop announcement is available here.

All stakeholders are cordially invited to be a part of this workshop, which aims to

  • Assess the current state of the art in laminar-turbulent transition prediction in an industrial CFD environment
  • Determine and document the best practices for transitional flow simulations
  • Verify transition and turbulence model implementations, and
  • Encourage risk-taking by participants and to promote improvements to CFD prediction capabilities

The 1st AIAA CFD Transition Modeling and Prediction Workshop is modeled after the AIAA Drag Prediction Workshop (DPW) and High-Lift Prediction Workshop (HiLiftPW) series. The primary test case addressed during the first workshop will be the natural-laminar-flow variant of the Common Research Model (CRM-NLF) developed by NASA; however, additional verification cases will be studied as well. A full description of the various test cases may be found here.  Both structured and unstructured grids for each test case are also being made available by the organizing committee:

However, participants are also permitted to generate their own families of grids for the primary test case involving the CRM-NLF configuration.  The guidelines to be followed in generating the CRM-NLF grids are available here.

Participation in the transition modeling studies is not required to attend the workshop — everyone is welcome! Open forums and discussions will be included to encourage cross-pollination of ideas and best practices between the participants and other attendees. AIAA membership is not required to attend the workshop; however, workshop registration will be done through AIAA.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please send a notice of intent to cfdtransitiondg@gmail.com no later than October 9, 2020, and include a brief description of the modeling strategy (solver, models, etc.) you plan to use.


Here is a list of the links to the various documents and datafiles referenced above:

Workshop announcement