Open Source

Our research relies on building new software tools to address new engineering problems. That means we need to write our own codes and go through rigorous exercises of software design, development and testing. We advocate the use of version control and keep our codes on svn and git servers. We also collaborate with others, such as the SU2 and Nektar++ projects for some of our work on high-fidelity fluid-structure interaction. Our purpose is to share our codes with the wider community once they are mature enough - but not before that. The codes below are (or will be shortly) available for others to use under a BSD open-source license.

LoCA Software
CodeDescriptionContributors Past contributors
SHARPy Simulation of High-Aspect Ratio Planes Carre, Maraniello  Hesse, Murua, Simpson
Nektar++ High-order spectral/finite-element CFD Bao  
SU2 Aerodynamic optimization and FSI Sanchez  
LoCAfoil Toolbox for 2-D aeroelasticity Palacios, Simpson  
LoCA Software
Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was."

Theodore von Karman

Open Data

Most of our research is sponsored by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and as such we have the commitment to make freely and openly available our research data. While we monitor the development of the college policy on data management, the only effective way to distribute any data files is via direct request, so please contact us at r.palacios@imperial.ac.uk and we will do our best to reply promptly.