Title

Parallel Finite Element Algorithm for Three-Dimensional Inviscid and Viscous Flow

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1995

Publication Title

Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer

Volume

9

Issue

2

First page number:

240

Last page number:

246

Abstract

A finite element model is developed and used to simulate three-dimensional compressible fluid flow on a massively parallel computer. The algorithm is based on a Petrov-Galerkin weighting of the convective terms in the governing equations. The discretized time-dependent equations are solved explicitly using a second-order Runge-Kutta scheme. A high degree of parallelism has been achieved utilizing a MasPar MP-2 SIMD computer. An automated conversion program is used to translate the original Fortran 77 code into the Fortran 90 needed for parallelization. This conversion program and the use of compiler directives allows the maintenance of one version of the code for use on either vector or parallel machines.

Keywords

Computational fluid dynamics -- Computer simulations; Computational fluid dynamics -- Mathematical models; Computer algorithms; Differential equations; Partial; Inviscid flow; Viscous flow

Disciplines

Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics | Engineering | Fluid Dynamics | Mechanical Engineering | Partial Differential Equations

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.2514/3.652

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