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SimLab Education Program



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Simulation Laboratory (SimLab) established at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

The SimLab Chronology


The Idea

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 Engineering.

The Equipment

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 Objectives

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 administration)
    • 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.

The Team

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.

Course Materials

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