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What is PyFR?

PyFR is an open-source Python based framework for solving advection-diffusion type problems on streaming architectures using the Flux Reconstruction approach of Huynh. The framework is designed to solve a range of governing systems on mixed unstructured grids containing various element types. It is also designed to target a range of hardware platforms via use of an in-built domain specific language derived from the Mako templating engine. The current release (PyFR 0.2.1) has the following capabilities:

  • Governing equations - Euler, Navier Stokes
  • Dimensionality - 2D, 3D
  • Element types - Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Hexahedra, Prisms, Tetrahedra
  • Platforms - CPU clusters, Nvidia GPU clusters, AMD GPU clusters
  • Spatial discretisation - High-order flux reconstruction
  • Temporal discretisation - Explicit Runge-Kutta schemes
  • Precision - Single, Double
  • Mesh files read - Gmsh (.msh)
  • Solution files produced - Unstructured VTK (.vtu)
What is PyFR Not?

PyFR is not a fully fledged ‘production’ flow solver with all the associated bells and whistles. Additionally, while we will do our best to help new users, no level of support is guaranteed!

Who is Developing PyFR?

PyFR is being developed in the Vincent Lab, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, UK. More details about the development team are available here.

How do I get PyFR?

PyFR is available for free under an open-source license. You can download it here.

Who is Funding PyFR?

Development of PyFR is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Airbus. We are also grateful for hardware donations from Nvidia, Intel, and AMD.