Pierre Balty
PhD student
Ir. at UCLouvain in 2019

Main project: A pre-exascale Vortex Particle-mesh solver for complex Fluid-Structure Interaction problems.
Funding: ERC
Supervisor(s): Philippe Chatelain, Jean-François Remacle

We present an accurate and highly scalable vortex particle method builds upon a Multi-Resolution discretization (MR), an Immersed Interface Method (IIM) and efficient elliptic solvers to simulate bio-inspired locomotion in 3D. This project is intended to bring all the mentioned approaches together to the next scale of computational intensity and concurrency. The consistency between our Lagrangian formulation, these advanced numerical frameworks and a HPC-oriented implementation should unlock the full potential of Belgium’s next generation HPC architectures and thus, enable a leap in the scale of computable problems.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Fluid mechanics

energy harvesting
eulerian-lagrangian method
fluid structure interaction
wake flows

Research group(s): TFL

Recent publications

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Conference Papers

1. Chatelain, Philippe; Coquelet, Marion; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Balty, Pierre; Waucquez, Juan. Multiphysics simulations of the dynamic and wakes of a floating Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 1618, no.1, p. 062053 (2020). IOP Publishing, 2020 xxx. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1618/6/062053.

2. Chatelain, Philippe; Winckelmans, Grégoire; Balty, Pierre; Waucquez, Juan; Caprace, Denis-Gabriel; Gillis, Thomas; Duponcheel, Matthieu. The Vortex Particle-Mesh method: 
application to wind turbine aerodynamics and wakes. 2019 xxx.