Implementing CFD (computational fluid dynamics) in OpenCL for building simulation

Yue Wang, Ali Malkawi, Yun Kyu Yi

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Abstract

Though researchers in computer graphics have started to use the GPGPU (General Purposed Graphics Processing Unit) method to speed up their procedural programs, these techniques are seldom used in the building simulation field. It is possible to apply the GPGPU method to many simulation scenarios (i.e. human evacuation, shadow simulation) to speed up performance. In this paper, CFD is used as an example to introduce how the GPGPU method will provide benefits to building simulation. CFD is widely used for building performance analysis. However CFD is computationally expansive so large scale problems often take a long time to perform in a simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2011
Subtitle of host publication12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages1430-1437
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2011
Event12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Nov 14 2011Nov 16 2011

Other

Other12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period11/14/1111/16/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation

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