AIAA CFD Transition Modeling Prediction Workshop


  • 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:

Contact: For more information on the Workshop, contact:

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)

1st Workshop Results

The 1st AIAA CFD Transition Modeling and Prediction Workshop was held on January 21-22, 2021 in conjunction with the AIAA SciTech Forum.  The workshop announcement is available here.  A majority of the workshop presentations may be accessed online by clicking on the presenter name and/or the presentation title from the final agenda for the workshop that is posted here.



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