HPC User Report from S. Jacob (Chair of System Simulation)
Generic fluid dynamic dataset generation for data-driven surrogate models
Generate a generic fluid dynamics dataset for training data-driven surrogate models. This dataset can help researchers benchmark and compare models.
Motivation and problem definition
Most researchers currently create their own datasets based on specific use cases in narrow simulation space. This makes it hard to compare multiple models without redoing them. We plan to create a benchmark dataset with a wide range of three-dimensional channel flow simulations, with varying complexity so that it fits the requirements of a larger group of researchers.
Methods and codes
We generate the geometries (comprised of cone, cylinder, hexahedron, sphere, and torus) using CadQuery a python library to generate CAD models. We perform the simulations using waLBerla a Lattice Boltzmann method developed at the Chair for System Simulation, Computer Science 10, Erlangen. For the dataset, we generate random geometries and choose random simulation parameters within defined ranges for the simulation.
We will have a publically available fluid dynamics dataset that can be used to benchmark and compare multiple surrogate models. We also hope this would help researchers who do not have the expertise or required computational resources to work on surrogate models for fluid dynamics.
Researcher’s Bio and Affiliation
Sam Jacob graduated in Computational Engineering at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. He is now working on his PhD under the supervision of Dr.-Ing. Harald Köstler.