Do it virtually!
Simulation Laboratory (SimLab)
established at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical
The SimLab Chronology
Besides theoretical considerations and experiments, numerical simulation has turned out to be crucial for the understanding,
prediction, or optimization of natural phenomena and technical processes. However, in most cases of practical relevance, reliable
simulations exceed the potential of standard personal computers and require the use of state-of-the-art hard- and software.
Therefore, the Hochschulrektorenkonferenz, the Association of Universities and other Higher Education
Institutions in Germany, has provided funds from the Stability Pact for
South Eastern Europe for the establishment of a Simulation
Laboratory at University of Belgrade,
Faculty of Mechanical
The equipment of the laboratory will consist of a Linux-based networked cluster of modern dual processor boards, including a
server node, several workstations (with high-resolution monitors etc.), and several pure compute nodes. Hence, the lab can be
used both as a fully computer-based classroom for use in practical courses
and as one single parallel computer
available also via remote access. As a starting package, licences for basic and educational or more sophisticated simulation software from the field of computational
fluid mechanics (CFD) will allow both students and researchers to get familiar and to work with the simulation of fluid flows.
The Simulation Laboratory pursues various objectives:
- integrate numerical simulation with modern hard- and software into engineering programs (B.Sc., M.Sc., ...) - starting with,
but not restricted to CFD;
- improve teaching and working facilities by providing modern equipment;
- gather and develop the know-how necessary for
- running such a lab from the technical point of view (system
- teaching topics like Numerical Methods for ...,
Parallel Programming, or CFD by applying
advanced technology which was not available before;
- running both model and real-life (industrial) problems;
- open the lab to users from other institutes, faculties, and even
universities for a further promotion of computational methods
over the region (joint projects, short courses, remote diploma or Ph.D. work, ...);
- allow competitive research and development in this field.
- Project Leaders:
- Project Coordinator:
The Advisory Board
In order to ensure a broad and interdisciplinary use of the lab,
an Advisory Board of researchers who are interested in working
with this equipment and willing to actively support the lab's
operation and further development shall be installed. All members
will be informed about all developments concerning the lab on a
regular basis, and all are expected to promote the lab's interests.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact one of the
responsible persons mentioned above.
Click here for a list of the
present members of the advisory board.