Parallel multi-level calculations for viscous compressible flows

D. Drikakis, E. Schreck

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The development of a parallel multi-level method for the solution of the compressible axisymmetric Navier-Stokes equations is presented. The parallelization is based on the domain decomposition method. The numerical algorithm is implicit and the solution of the system of equations is obtained by an unfactored procedure using Gauss-Seidel relaxation. A theoretical model for the prediction of the parallel efficiency is also presented. Validation of the parallelization is examined for viscous compressible flows. The efficiency of the parallel solver is investigated on different parallel systems and for different grid sizes, comparing with the single processor solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCFD Algorithms and Applications for Parallel Processors
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0791809633
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Fluids Engineering Conference - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: 20 Jun 199324 Jun 1993


ConferenceProceedings of the Fluids Engineering Conference
CityWashington, DC, USA


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