In the last decade parallel computing has been put forward as the only computational answer to the increasing computational needs arising from very large and complex fluid dynamic problems. Considerable efforts are being made to use parallel computers efficiently to solve several fluid dynamic problems originating in aerospace, climate modelling and environmental applications.

Parallel CFD Conferences are international and aim to increase discussion among researchers worldwide.

Topics covered in this particular book include typical CFD areas such as turbulence, Navier-Stokes and Euler solvers, reactive flows, with a good balance between both university and industrial applications. In addition, other applications making extensive use of CFD such as climate modelling and environmental applications are also included.

Anyone involved in the challenging field of Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics will find this volume useful in their daily work.

Table of Contents

A selection of papers is listed.Invited Papers. Communication cost function for parallel CFD in a heterogeneous environment using Ethernet (Y.P. Chien et al.). Domain partitioning and message passing for the distribution of unstructured mesh calculations on MIMD platforms: application to steady and unsteady compressible flow simulations (S. Lantéri et al.). Parallel conjugate gradient with Schwarz preconditioner applied to fluid dynamics problems (A. Quarteroni et al.). The cubed sphere: a new method for solving PDEs on the sphere. Applications to climate modeling and planetary circulation problems (C. Ronchi et al.). EUROPORT: Parallel CFD for industrial applications (K. Stuben et al.). Parallel NSMB: an industrialized aerospace code for complete aircraft simulations (J.B. Vos et al.). Turbulence. Parallel simulation of turbulent channel flow (G. Amati et al.). Direct numerical simulations of turbulent pipe flow via a portable message-passing code (M. Briscolini, M. Fatica). Parallel simulation of turbulent compressible flows with unstructured domain partitioning. Performance on T3D and SP2 using OOP (M. Buffat et al.). Reactive Flows. Parallel numerical simulation of reacting flows in air quality models (P. D'Ambra et al.). HPF-implementation of a 3D combustion code on parallel computer architectures using fine grain parallelism (B. Risio et al.). Mesh Partitioning and Adaptive Schemes. Unstructured adaptive grid computations on an array of SMPs (R. Biswas et al.). Hydrodynamical simulations of the universe (F.R. Pearce et al.). Dynamic mesh adaptation for unsteady flows within a true parallel environment (R. Richter, P. Leyland). Navier-Stokes Solvers. On the opportunity of parallel implementation of the kinetical-consistent finite difference schemes for gas dynamic


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