Summer School on SU2

August 21 – August 25, 2017, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Lectures and Tutorials on the Open-Source CFD Code SU2 and the Adjoint Approach to Design


The aim of the summer school is to give an overview on how PDE-constrained optimization problems in computational fluid dynamics can be addressed using the modern open-source solver SU2 together with an adjoint approach.

The lectures will be complemented by a set of tutorials that will enable the participants to develop and contribute own code for their own specific optimization problems. This also includes changes and additions to the primal solvers.

We kick off on Monday with a Welcome Lecture on behalf of the Scientificc Computing Group at Kaiserslautern University of Technology and will finish on Friday about noon. Together we will have lunch and coffee breaks each day, on Thursday evening there will be a summer school dinner.


A detailed agenda can be found on the flyer.


The summer school fee is 250 EUR. It includes access to all lectures and tutorials, lunch, coffee breaks and the summer school dinner.

For registration please send a (informal) mail to

We kindly ask to register until August 11, 2017.


For general questions concerning the organization as well as in respect of the contents of the program, please send a mail to

Please let us also know whether you have some wishes, especially for the tutorials, that might not be covered by the topics yet. Since we unfortunately have no laptops to lend, you have to bring your own. In return we can make sure that a SU2 installation runs on your very own machine after the summer school.

Travel and Accomodation

The summer school will take place at

Building 32, Room 32-349
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 32
67663 Kaiserslautern.

You can get there

  • by air via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) which is approximately 120km away from Kaiserslautern and can be reached conveniently by train
  • by train as TGV, ICE/IC and regional trains arrive frequently at Kaiserslautern Hbf and
  • by car (Kaiserslautern is connected by Autobahn A6)

From the railway station Kaiserslautern Hbf the city buses 105, 106, 115, 116 connect to the campus of the TU Kaiserslautern.

Every participant will pay for one’s lodging separately. Lodging is not included in the fee. We recommend the following hotels:

Summer school venue

The city of Kaiserslautern is located at the northern edge of the Palatinate Forest – the biggest one in Europe. Its history is closely linked to being one of the Holy Roman Emperor Barbarossa’s former retreats. Today Kaiserslautern is a cultural centre and the largest city in the Palatinate, a region in southwestern Germany which is commonly well known for its castles, its vineyards and medieval villages.

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