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Modelling of explosions using a parallel CFD code

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Abstract

Computational fluid dynamics is known as one of the most challenging applications for high performance computing due to the complex physics often involved in such simulations. In this paper we address the problems that arise in the simulation of chemical explosions. In such a simulation physical scales in time and space must be resolved, which may vary by many orders of magnitude and therefore put strong requirements on the computational resources. Parallel computation can offer the required computational needs at a reasonable price when distributed memory machines such as workstation clusters can be used. In this paper, we present first experiences made when parallelizing the CFD code REACFLOW, an unstructured-grid CFD code for solving transient chemically reactive flows such as vapour cloud explosions.

Additional information

Authors: TROYER C, GUP, Johannes Kepler University Linz, (AT);KOPPLER R, GUP, Johannes Kepler University Linz, (AT);WILKENING H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, ISIS, Ispra (IT);HULD T, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, ISIS, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: VECPAR2000 Symposium, Porto (PT) 21-23 June 2000
Availability: Available from European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 200012269 / Last updated on: 2000-08-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en