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Quantum Computational Fluid Dynamics

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€4 935 146
EU Contribution
€4 935 143
Project Acronym
QCFD
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Freight transport,
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING-02
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Scientific and technological progress is broadly underpinned by the ability to accurately predict and optimise complex fluid flows which arise across the physical and life sciences including climate research, as well as in the energy, chemical, automotive, aircraft, and ship building industries. The wide separation of length and time scales that need to be covered when designing and optimising flows and a large number of design parameters make numerical simulations highly demanding. Current capabilities are thus insufficient to meet future demands of users in academia and industry.

Objectives

We will tackle this challenge by developing a quantum software framework for solving a wide range of industrially relevant computational fluid dynamics problems. This will consist of platform-independent quantum algorithms and hardware optimized software for platforms in the European Quantum Technology Flagship Projects. Tensor-network simulations, gate-level classical simulations including realistic quantum noise models, and implementations on quantum hardware will provide detailed information on quantum hardware requirements, achievable quantum advantages, and provide feedback to hardware developers. The quantum software will be verified and benchmarked against standard computational fluid dynamics results. It will be developed in agile cycles to respond quickly to user demands and progress in the quality of quantum hardware.

We will demonstrate the feasibility and advantages of the quantum approach starting from a core set of highly scalable and industrially relevant design examples arising in the thermal management of battery-electric-vehicles aimed at increasing their efficiency. Subsequently, we will extend our approach to a wider class of fluid flows and industry partners. We will create an interface between the quantum software framework and the industry standard computational fluid dynamics software OpenFOAM to make it widely available and maximise its impact.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space
HORIZON.2.4.2 - Key Digital Technologies
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING-02-10 Strengthening the quantum software ecosystem for quantum computing platforms (RIA)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Address
MITTELWEG 177, 20148 HAMBURG, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 259 588
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh
Address
WILHELM JOHNEN STRASSE, 52428 JULICH, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€865 040
Organisation
ENGYS SRL
Address
VIA DEL FOLLATOIO 12, 34147 Trieste, Italy
EU Contribution
€483 700
Organisation
Technische Universitat Hamburg
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€898 175
Organisation
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Address
BUILDING E4, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY CAMPUS COUNOUPIDIANA, 731 00 CHANIA, Greece
EU Contribution
€871 832
Organisation
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Address
INNRAIN 52, 6020 INNSBRUCK, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€556 809

Technologies

Technology Theme
Computer-aided design and engineering
Technology
Next generation computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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