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SU2 Conference 2021

In just a few years, SU2 has grown from a small, open-source tool for aerodynamics, to a large community of users and developers with a passion for multidisciplinary optimization. As an open-source project, we believe in building a vibrant community, involving everyone in the spirit of open collaboration.

For five consecutive years, we have gathered some of the most active development teams from around the world for our annual developers meeting. This year, the SU2 Foundation would like to invite all of our community, whether you are a user or developer, a student, academic, or industry professional, to participate in our 2nd Annual SU2 Conference.

Everyone is invited to join us online! Our community will be sharing their state-of-the-art research, code contributions, ongoing developments, and any other SU2-related content that you would not normally see at thematic conferences.

This is what we have prepared for you:

  • A handful of basic and advanced tutorials to develop your skills with SU2.
  • A series of lightning talks on what you can do with SU2, from our experienced users and developers from all over the world.
  • Updates on SU2 Foundation activities and an open discussion on the future of our project.
  • Great online networking opportunities.
  • An opportunity for contributors to submit a paper to the peer-reviewed proceedings after the conference.

Organizing Committee

The SU2 Conference 2021 is organized by the SU2 Foundation board (Dr. Thomas D. Economon SU2 Foundation; Prof. Juan J. AlonsoStanford University; Dr. Eran AradRafael Advanced Defense Systems; Prof. Piero ColonnaDelft University of Technology; Tim AlbringSU2 Foundation; Pedro GomesImperial College; Dr. Daniel MayerRobert Bosch LLC), with the special participation of Dr. Marco FossatiUniversity of Strathclyde, in charge of awards.

Abstract and presentation submissions are reviewed by the board of the SU2 Foundation.


2021 Award for Contribution to the SU2 Community

This award is given annually to the person making the most outstanding contribution to the progress of the SU2 project during the past year, as determined by peer nomination. We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 award:

Pedro Gomes

2021 SU2 Conference Best Presentation Award

Based on anonymous voting by the conference attendees, the authors of the submitted lightning talk with the highest score are named the recipient of this award. We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 award:

Harsh C. Patel and Juan J. Alonso

“Aero-Structural-Trim Design Optimization Using SU2, Nastran, and OpenMDAO”

Congratulations to our award winners!


Day 1 – Agenda – Monday, July 12

Time (PDT)TitleSpeaker
07:00-07:25Welcome; SU2 Year in Review T. Economon
07:25-07:50SU2-NEMO: An Open-Source Framework for High-Mach Nonequilibrium Multi-species Flows C. Garbacz, W. Maier
07:50-08:05How Bosch Leverages SU2 to Accelerate the Hydrogen Transition D. Mayer
08:05-08:20Toward Heat Exchanger Design Optimization For Hydrogen Combustion Burners E. C. Bunschoten
08:20-08:35Composition-dependent Fluid Properties for Multicomponent Flow in SU2 M. Heimgartner 
08:45-09:00Automation, Adaptation, and Advanced CFD Meshing in Pointwise T. Carrigan
09:00-09:15Drag Breakdown of SU2 Solutions around Aircraft E. Saetta
09:15-09:30Implementation of Higher-Order WENO Schemes into SU2 Y. Chandu Krishna
09:30-09:45Modeling and Validation of Supersonic Jet Plume Interactions Past Aft Decks D. Owens
09:45-10:00Design Optimization with Radial Basis Function Mesh Deformation in SU2 L. Abergo
10:00-10:15SU2 Foundation Strategic PlanJ. Alonso
10:15-Open-ended discussion on the Strategic Plan


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