Multi-scale meshfree parallel computations for viscous, compressible flows

Frank Günther, Wing Kam Liu, Darin Diachin, Mark A. Christon

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In this paper, a Petrov-Galerkin formulation for a viscous, compressible fluid using the meshless reproducing kernel particle method (RKPM) is first presented. The location of shocks is determined from the high-scale part of the solution using multiresolution analysis. A parallel computer implementation for distributed memory architectures is then proposed, including a discussion of handling boundary conditions in parallel. Preliminary results for 1-16 processors of an IBM SP computer are presented, and future directions for a massively parallel implementation are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-303
Number of pages25
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Oct 27 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications


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