17 September 2020
10.00am - 11.00am

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is becoming popular as a virtual planning tool for urban planners to plan the future development of the urban built environment. However, accounting for the detailed urban physics while keeping the entire modeling process simple for the end-user is a challenging task.

In the first part of the talk, Dr. Harish Gopalan will discuss the complexities of the urban flow physics and the role that high-performance computing can play in reducing the computational bottleneck. Solar energy will power 10% of our countries electricity demand by 2030. The limited land space makes it more challenging to deploy on-shore solar farms. Singapore is looking into floating solar platforms or roof-top solar farms. The second part of his talk will discuss the role of high-performance computing in solar forecasting.

The webinar is free and open to all.

Dr. Harish Gopalan
Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR

Dr Harish Gopalan is a Scientist in the Fluid Dynamics Department at A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing. His research projects include IEMSim, an urban flow, solar, and noise modelling tool, which was selected for the President’s Technology Award in 2019; CloudSIM, a cloud-based urban physics modelling and wind & solar energy forecasting tool; a client-server software framework for urban physics modelling; coupled mesoscale-microscale model for urban flow simulations; and forest management and tree failure analysis using Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Presentation Slides: [NSCC Webinar Series] Urban Flow Modeling & Solar Forecasting Using HPC

The recording of the webinar is available on NSCC’s YouTube page here.