Analysis and application of a parallel spectral element method for the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations

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Abstract

We present an analysis of the parallel spectral element method for solution of the unsteady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in general three-dimensional geometries. The approach combines high-order spatial discretizations with iterative solution techniques in a way which exploits with high efficiency the currently available medium-grained distributed-memory parallel computers. Measured performance analysis on the Intel vector hypercubes and example Navier-Stokes calculations demonstrate that parallel processing can now be considered an effective fluid mechanics analysis tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-491
Number of pages9
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Volume80
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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