CFD 2030 IC News & Events

In the course of executing its mission to advocate for and foster the CFD 2030 Vision, the Integration Committee will host or sponsor various events.


AIAA SciTech, January

CFD2030-01: CFD 2030 Grand Challenge Problems for Numerical Simulation in Aerospace Engineering

The CFD 2030 Integration Committee held a special session of invited talks for “Defining Grand Challenge Problems for the CFD 2030 Vision.” The CFD 2030 Vision report laid out a bold vision for future computational capabilities and their potential impact on aerospace engineering and design. In the report, a series of four Grand Challenge (GC) problems were suggested in order to demonstrate the potential impact that advanced computational capabilities will have on aerospace engineering. In this session, more detailed formulations of a small number of GC problems will be proposed by experts in the field. Additionally, the potential of these GC problems in advancing the state-of-the-art as well as for serving as a benchmark of technological progress will be discussed.

CFD2030-02: CFD 2030 Grand Challenge Problem Panel Discussion

The three technical paper authors from the previous session were joined by the following three invited experts to serve on the panel.


AIAA Year in Review, December:
Progress Toward the 2030 Vision of CFD

AIAA Aviation, June:

Forum 360: Aerospace Grand Challenge Problems for Revolutionary CFD Capabilities

Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: online

The Aerospace industry requires significantly enhanced computational analysis methods and tools to enable improved performance, reduce product development risk, and enhance system safety for future air and space vehicles. As outlined in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Vision 2030 report published in 2014, grand challenge (GC) problems drive the identification and solution of the critical CFD barriers that would lead to a desired revolutionary CFD capability. For this purpose, several GC problems have been formulated to focus community attention and resources to address critical shortcomings in CFD predictive capability in key product and system categories. In this panel, a brief summary of each of four GC problems will be initially discussed, highlighting key technical obstacles and the quantified benefit to industrial product development in overcoming those obstacles. Panelists will then provide expert opinion on the design, execution, and importance of GC problems, and effective ways to engage the science and engineering communities to efficiently tackle these long-term focus problems.

Watch the recording of this event by clicking here or on the image below.

Forum 360 video at AIAA Aviation 2020

Juan Alonso (Moderator)
Professor, Stanford University. Director – Aerospace Design Lab
slides: CFD 2030 Aerospace Grand Challenges for Revolutionary CFD Capabilities

John Cavolowsky
Director of Transformational Aeronautics Concepts, NASA
slides: NASA and the CFD Vision 2030

Ray Gomez
Aerodynamics Technical Discipline Lead, NASA Johnson Space Center
slides: CFD-in-the-Loop Monte-Carlo Flight Simulation for Space Vehicle Design

Micah Howard
Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
slides: A DOE Perspective on Hypersonics Grand Challenges

Om Sharma
Senior Fellow, United Technologies Research Center
slides: Full Engine Simulation

Steve Wells
Director – Flight Sciences, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
slides: Boeing Perspective on the CFD Grand Challenges

AIAA SciTech, January:
Forum 360: High Performance Computing's Impact on Aerospace Prediction

On Thursday 09 January at 2:00 p.m., the CFD 2030 IC hosted a Forum 360 panel discussion on HPC as it relates to the CFD 2030 Vision.

Here are the integrated slides (PDF) from all the presenters.

Here is a link to the 2-hour video recording of the discussion on AIAA's website (FYI: The video will autoplay).

Forum 360 panelists at AIAA SciTech 2020


AIAA Year in Review, December:
Progress Toward the 2030 Vision of CFD

AIAA Aviation, June:
CFD-03: Special Session: Progress Towards CFD Vision 2030
When: Monday, June 17th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Obelisk A

IC Meeting at Aviation, June:
Mon 17 Jun at 7:30p in Miro Rm.

AIAA SciTech, January:
FD-04: Special Session: CFD 2030 – Experiments and Computations for Juncture Flow
Harbor D, 9:30-12:30, Monday 7 January

IC Meeting at SciTech, January:
Mon 07 Jan at 7:30p in Balboa A (Hyatt)


AIAA Year in Review, December:
Marching Toward the 2030 Vision of CFD

AIAA SciTech, January:
Future CFD Technologies Workshop
Agenda and Presentation Archive