From 18th to 19th October 2011, about 110 users of the DLR TAU code (see below) attended various presentations given by specialists from academia and industry. Twenty-three speakers coming from all over Europe presented applications of TAU.
The following topics were presented in detail: fixed wing and rotary wing, defense application, spacecraft, TAU developments. The given presentations are available here.
Prof. Norbert Kroll (DLR - Head of Department C²A²S²E) also gave his vision on future developments of the TAU code.
During coffee breaks, TAU users exchanged their experiences: Further, posters with results of the national project MUNA (research project on uncertainties in numerical simulation) were presented.
The meeting was concluded with a panel discussion. For the first time, the participants could complete a satisfaction survey of using TAU. The results of the questionnaire were used as starting point for a fruitful and constructive discussion between users and developers of TAU. “The outcome of the discussion will be used to improve the software”, assured Norbert Kroll.
The day before the TAU User-Meeting, the participants had the possibility to improve their skills by taking part in 2 out of 3 specific TAU short-courses. With one computer per person, everyone was able to familiarize himself with features of TAU. "Some courses assumed a basic knowledge of TAU, while others did not, but no specific know-how on using the code was necessary in order to attend the courses", said Gunnar Einarsson, instructor of the session "Scripting for TAU"
Two events also highlighted the meeting: the dinner at the restaurant Ritter St Georg in Braunschweig where the attendees could have enjoyed specialties prepared with the local and ancestral beer, Mumme.
And the soccer match between two selected teams: the TAU developers and the TAU users. Let's guess who won the “TAU Champions League Cup”…
What is the DLR TAU code?
TAU code is a program for simulating the flow around complex configurations like complete aircraft with high-lift devices deployed.
Learn more: http://tau.dlr.de/code-description/
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