A Framework for Parallel Numerical Simulations on Multi-Scale Geometries

Vasco Varduhn, Ralf-Peter Mundani, Ernst Rank

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In this paper, an approach on performing numerical multi-scale simulations on fine detailed geometries is presented. In particular, the focus lies on the generation of sufficient fine mesh representations, whereas a resolution of dozens of millions of voxels is inevitable in order to sufficiently represent the geometry. Furthermore, the propagation of boundary conditions is investigated by using simulation results on the coarser simulation scale as input boundary conditions on the next finer scale. Finally, the applicability of our approach is shown on a two-phase simulation for flooding scenarios in urban structures running from a city wide scale to a fine detailed in-door scale on feature rich building geometries. © 2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 11th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467325998
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): UK-c0020
Acknowledgements: This publication is based on work supported by Award No.UK-c0020, made by King Abdullah University of Scienceand Technology (KAUST).Furthermore, the work in this project is supported by theInternational Graduate School of Science and Engineering(IGSSE) of Technische Universit¨at M¨unchen.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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