By Carolyn Mathas

Classiq and Rolls-Royce are partnering to design novel computational fluid dynamics (CFD) algorithms. CFD is widely used in automotive design, wherever there’s an interaction of a component with gas, fluid, or even solid. CFD enhances the process of component design and assembly, as well as the development of the whole vehicle. Specifically, it improves performance, enables design efficiency to minimize aerodynamic losses, optimizes design for better aerodynamic response and enables designers to tackle the aesthetics of vehicles, given any existing constraints.

The collaboration will use both quantum and classical computing technologies. The quantum HHL algorithm that solves a linear set of equations is used in hybrid classical/quantum implementation of CFD, with nonlinear and linear parts being solved on classical and quantum hardware respectively. Classiq brings to the table an efficient implementation of the linear problem definition into the quantum circuit, while Rolls-Royce will develop state-of-the-art optimized quantum circuits for the algorithm. Rolls-Royce considers the partnership an important part of its future quantum roadmap. The ease of use and optimization of Classiq’s platform will be necessary as Rolls-Royce runs CFD models that are increasingly sophisticated.

Classiq enables Rolls to design, optimize and analyze quantum algorithms that scale, for implementation of novel, hardware independent CFD algorithms. They take a unique approach. Its synthesis engine explores a vast design space of potential circuits addressing the user’s needs, and optimization. In doing so, their users can access more resources including time, qubits, quantum gates, or accuracies. For more information on the partnership, access the Classiq press release here.

October 21, 2022