1st AIAA CFD Transition Modeling Prediction Workshop


This workshop will assess and promote improvement to the current state-of-the-art in CFD-based transition modeling.



  • Assess the current state of the art in laminar-turbulent transition prediction in an industrial CFD environment
  • Determine and document best practices for transitional flow simulations
  • Verify transition/turbulence model implementations
  • Encourage risk taking by participants and promote improvements to CFD prediction capabilities

General Information

  • The Transition Modeling and Prediction Workshop is modeled after the AIAA Drag Prediction and High-Lift Prediction Workshop series.
  • The primary test case will be the natural-laminar-flow variant of the Common Research Model (CRM-NLF) developed by NASA.
  • Participation in the transition modeling studies is not required to attend the workshop. Everyone is welcome!
  • Open forums and discussions will be included to encourage cross-pollination of ideas and practices.
  • Results will be made available after the workshop in a report and on the workshop website.
  • AIAA membership is not required.

Workshop Website (with additional details including Test Cases)



Key Dates:

  • Geometry release - September 2019
  • Release of standard grids - February 2020
  • Abstract Deadline - 9 October 2020
  • Acceptance Notification - 30 October 2020
  • Registration via AIAA
  • Data Submission - 18 December 2020


For more information on the Workshop, contact: cfdtransitiondg@gmail.com

Workshop Organizing Committee:

AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee

  • James Coder (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
  • Douglas Stefanski (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
  • James Baeder (University of Maryland)
  • Meelan Choudhari (NASA Langley Research Center)
  • Gregory Delattre (ONERA)
  • Marie Denison (NASA Ames Research Center)
  • Andreas Krumbein (DLR)
  • Matthew Tufts (AFRL)


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, DOD & Military, NASA, Federal Government, State & Local Government

Event Type

This event has no exhibitor/sponsor opportunities

Thu-Fri, Jan 21-22, 2021, 9:00am - 3:00pm ET


AIAA Member:  $99.00
Non-Member:  $199.00

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