Large Scale Scientific Computation

Large Scale Scientific Computation

Proceedings of a Conference Conducted by the Mathematics Research Center, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, May 17-19, 1983

1st Edition - August 28, 1984

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  • Editor: Seymour V. Parter
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277837

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Large Scale Scientific Computation is a collection of papers that deals with specialized architectural considerations, efficient use of existing computers, software developments, large scale projects in diverse disciplines, and mathematical approaches to basic algorithmic problems. One paper describes numerical treatment of large highly nonlinear two or three dimensional boundary value problems by quadratic minimization techniques applied in many institutions such as in Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees, Avions Marcel Dassault et Breguet Aviation. Another paper discusses computer-structured design techniques to improve the reliability, efficiency, and accuracy of future production codes. Computer modelling is a potent tool in numerical weather prediction relying on observation, analysis, initialization, and model development. One paper illustrates a systolic algorithm for matrix triangulation, as well as its uses in the Cholesky decomposition of covariance matrices. Another paper describes the Transient Reactor Analysis Code (TRAC) designed to deal with internal flow problems of nuclear reactors. One paper explains the application of large-scale aerodynamic simulation where the programmer can use finite difference techniques in which a large number of mesh points are strategically and orderly placed in the domain of the flow field. The collection is intended for undergraduates in mathematics, programming, computer science, or engineering courses, and designers or researchers involved in industrial facilities, aeronautics, and nuclear design.

Table of Contents

  • Senior Contributors


    Multigrid Semi-Implicit Hydrodynamics Revisited

    Numerical Solution of Large Nonlinear Boundary Value Problems by Quadratic Minimization Techniques

    Future Directions in Large Scale Scientific Computing

    Recent Mathematical and Computational Developments in Numerical Weather Prediction

    Systolic Algorithms

    An Approach to Fluid Mechanics Calculations on Serial and Parallel Computer Architectures

    Acceleration of Convergence of Navier-Stokes Calculations

    Error Analysis and Difference Equations on Curvilinear Coordinate Systems

    Numerical Aerodynamic Simulation (NAS)

    Algebraic Mesh Generation for Large Scale Viscous-Compressible Aerodynamic Simulation

    Software for the Spectral Analysis of Scalar and Vector Functions on the Sphere

    Design, Development, and Use of the Finite Element Machine


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  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: August 28, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277837

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Seymour V. Parter

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