High performance computing and post-processing
CFD computations (e.g. 3D unsteady flows) are usually very expensive which requires parallel high performance supercomputers (e.g. IBM 690) with the use of multi-block technique.
As required by the multi-block technique, CFD codes need to be developed using the Massage Passing Interface (MPI) Standard to transfer data between different blocks.
Post-processing: 1. Visualize the CFD results (contour, velocity vectors, streamlines, pathlines, streak lines, and iso-surface in 3D, etc.), and 2. CFD UA: verification and validation using EFD data (more details later)