The University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded an NSF collaborative research grant to lead the conceptualization of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Software Infrastructure (CDFSI) with input from the broader computational fluid dynamics research community. Fluid dynamics is a broad field spanning science and engineering domains including climate, environment, health, transportation, propulsion, and power generation from conventional, alternative, and nuclear sources. By engaging a wide range of experts, CFDSI will develop a rich and extensible set of software that can be applied with a wide range of CFD codes to define, solve, and analyze both computational and experimental data.
The conceptualized institute will provide many benefits to the research community and lower or eliminate the barriers to the adoption powerful simulation, data, and analysis resources. To do so, CFDSI will connect the best research in fluid dynamics to the best research in data science/analytics within a highly sustainable software development environment. Specifically, CFDSI will:
The conceptualization of CFDSI is funded through the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation program at the National Science Foundation. This program is focused on realizing a portion of the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering vision and catalyzing new thinking, paradigms and practices in science and engineering. The objective of the conceptualization is to establish CFDSI as an NSF-funded Scientific Software Innovation Institute alongside the two current institutes, the Chemical and Materials Research Software Institute and the Science Gateway Community Institute.