CENTER FOR TURBULENCE RESEARCH
SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY
July 6-August 1, 2008
The Center for Turbulence Research invites applications for participation in its twelfth biennial
summer research program. The objective of the program is to promote the development and
evaluation of new ideas in turbulence research. It is expected that novel ideas and preliminary
results generated during the summer program will be of sufficiently high caliber to lead to publications
and to provide the grounds for new research in the participants' home institutions.
Interested scientists may consider submitting proposals in general areas of turbulence research.
Examples of areas currently under study at CTR are: Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulent
combustion, Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulations in aeronautical/industrial
applications, modeling and simulation of fires, LES of convection in solar-type stars, wall
boundary conditions for high Reynolds number LES, sub-filter modeling, aerodynamic noise and
hydroacoustics, aero-optics, flow control and optimization, spray combustion and multi-phase
turbulent flows, turbulent mixing, turbomachinery flows, transition and turbulence in nonequilibrium
hypersonic boundary layers, turbulent coupled non-equilibrium/MHD/radiation
flows, shock waves, radiative transfer, astrophysical flows, error estimation and uncertainty
quantification in numerical simulations, numerical algorithms for complex flows and for
emerging computer architectures, and novel data mining techniques.
Participants will have the unique opportunity to make use of the Center's advanced numerical
simulation technology including an unstructured code for multi-phase reacting flows in complex
configurations. Computer expertise is not essential, and applications from experimentalists
and theoreticians are encouraged. Scientific staff members and graduate students, highly skilled
in computer programming and familiar with the Center's post-processing systems, will provide
support. Faculty applicants may propose to have their own advanced doctoral students accompany
The available CTR databases include velocity, pressure, vorticity, and scalar fields in several
compressible and incompressible flows. Three-dimensional fields at several instants and some
time series are available for each flow. Several multiprocessor SGI Origin 300 supercomputers,
Linux HPC clusters ranging from 96 to 1,600 cores, numerous graphics workstations and a
visualization system with a 16 tile display for 3-D data analysis will be available to the
participants. Some participants in the recent past summer programs have used their own
databases and codes. Although most of the summer program will be based on existing data, a
few new cases suggested by the participants may be carried out in preparation for the summer
Approximately forty participants will be selected on the basis of their research ideas and the
overall synergistic potential of the group. Fellowships will provide appropriate support, including
travel and a stipend based on the full-time and concurrent salaries from the home institution.
Potential applicants unfamiliar with the CTR summer programs and the format of the program
and examples of research performed in should visit the CTR web site: http://ctr.stanford.edu.
Applicants should submit a brief proposal stating the fundamental questions to be
addressed and/or the data and the computer codes to be employed, along with financial
requirements; include a current vitae.
Applications must be received by January 27, 2008. Awards will be announced on
February 25, 2008. Housing arrangements will be made thereafter.
Center for Turbulence Research
Stanford, CA 94305-3035
Ph: (650) 736-0766
Fax: (650) 725-3525