About us

Based in Berlin, Upstream CFD was founded in January 2019 by a team of five experts in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Aeroacoustics (CAA). An established team of colleagues for over 10 years, the founders bring a total of 60 years professional experience in R&D and industrial consulting.

Upstream CFD's founders (from left to right): Felix Kramer, Charles Mockett, Thilo Knacke, Norbert Schönwald, Marian Fuchs


Gained from a background in academic research and industrial applications, our expertise is focussed on several advanced CFD/CAA topics:

  • High-fidelity turbulence modelling
  • Source-resolving aeroacoustics
  • Numerical methods
  • Optimisation
  • High-performance computing (HPC)


High-fidelity aerodynamic and aeroacoustic simulation are enabling technologies for the efficient design of optimised products. From large OEMs through to SMEs and consultancies, our range of services offer direct access to the necessary methods and expertise.

We primarily work with the open-source CFD environment OpenFOAM®, and have development experience in proprietary third-party codes.


27. November 2020

Upstream CFD to host 2nd Automotive CFD Prediction Workshop

2nd Automotive CFD Prediction Workshop, Berlin, 26th-27th August 2021
21. November 2019

Contribution to 1st Automotive CFD Prediction Workshop

We will be presenting our advanced aerodynamic simulation results at the 1st Automotive CFD Prediction Workshop in Oxford on the 11th – 12th December 2019. Our automatic, adaptive mesh refinement […]
28. March 2019

Presentation at GOFUN 2019

Charles Mockett gave a talk about the new OpenFOAM® Technical Committee on Turbulence at this year’s German OpenFOAM User Meeting (GOFUN) in Braunschweig on 27th February 2019. You can download […]

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