A novel multi-block compact-TVD finite difference method for the simulation of compressible flows is presented. The method combines distributed and shared-memory paradigms to take advantage of the configuration of modern supercomputers that host many cores per shared-memory node. In our approach a domain decomposition technique is applied to a compact scheme using explicit flux formulas at block interfaces. This method offers great improvement in performance over earlier parallel compact methods that rely on the parallel solution of a linear system. A test case is presented to assess the accuracy and parallel performance of the new method.
- compact methods
- TVD schemes
- shock-capturing schemes
- parallel computing
Fico, V., Emerson, D., & Reese, J. (2011). A parallel compact-TVD method for compressible fluid dynamics employing shared and distributed-memory paradigms. Computers and Fluids, 45(1), 172-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2010.12.025