This new address will direct you to the GOTM home page with a
completely new layout. This will hopefully make the use of GOTM easier.
Our web master (email@example.com)
appreciates comments on the new layout and structure of the GOTM web pages.
We know that there are still a lot of things to improve on the practical
side. And we would like to understand how people work with GOTM. Any feed-back
is therefore welcome. If you have any problems in using GOTM, do not hesitate
to contact us, we will try to help. And if you know about people potentially
being interested in GOTM, please inform them about GOTM.
In the week from October 18th to 22nd the CARTUM
project held an autumn school in Ispra, Italy at the European
Commissions Joint Research Centre. Around 35 scientist from all over the
world with special interest in turbulence spent a very intense week with
lots of scientific discussion in a very friendly and productive atmosphere.
One of the outcomings of the meeting was that GOTM holds a very strong
position as the turbulence model of choice in CARTUM and will be included
in the final delivery of CARTUM.
After some discussions we have decided that the upcoming version 2
of GOTM will be in Fortran90. There are several reasons for this decision
-the main one being - it is much easier to integrate new features in GOTM
without interfering to much with the overall program structure. There are
several others but we will not go into details. We find it is better to
do it now instead of doing a lot of work in F77 and then have to make the
shift in a year or so. Our main concern has been the availability
of Fortran90 compilers. If any of you have experience with good compilers
please mail us and on the home page we will make a list - we are specially
interested ininformation on compilers for the Windows and Macintosh platforms.
The conversion work is very much in progress and we expect a release of
GOTM ver. 2.0.0 around new year with an extensive source code documentation,
all examples updated to a new file format (basically a new format for specifying
the time) in addition to the things already mentioned in the RoadMap on