The Efficient Use of Vector Computers with Emphasis on Computational Fluid Dynamics

A GAMM-Workshop

  • Willi Schönauer
  • Wolfgang Gentzsch

Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics book series (NNFM, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. M. Borrel, J. L. Montagne, M. Neron, J. P. Veuillot, A. M. Vuillot
    Pages 47-65
  3. Y. Lecointe, J. Piquet
    Pages 154-173
  4. Ph. Hemmerich, J. Goussebaile, J. P. Gregoire, P. Lasbleiz, ELECTRICITE de FRANCE
    Pages 192-203
  5. John T. Barton, Christopher C. Hsiung
    Pages 204-208
  6. Wolfgang Gentzsch
    Pages 253-269
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 270-271

About this book


The GAMM Committee for Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics organizes workshops which should bring together experts of a narrow field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to exchange ideas and experiences in order to speed-up the development in this field. In this sense it was suggested that a workshop should treat the solution of CFD problems on vector computers. Thus we organized a workshop with the title "The efficient use of vector computers with emphasis on computational fluid dynamics". The workshop took place at the Computing Centre of the University of Karlsruhe, March 13-15,1985. The participation had been restricted to 22 people of 7 countries. 18 papers have been presented. In the announcement of the workshop we wrote: "Fluid mechanics has actively stimulated the development of superfast vector computers like the CRAY's or CYBER 205. Now these computers on their turn stimulate the development of new algorithms which result in a high degree of vectorization (sca1ar/vectorized execution-time). But with 3-D problems we quickly reach the limit of present vector computers. If we want e.g. to solve a system of 6 partial differential equations (e.g. for u, v, w, p, k, € or for the vectors u, curl u) on a 50x50x50 grid we have 750.000 unknowns and for a 4th order difference method we have circa 60 million nonzero coefficients in the highly sparse matrix. This characterizes the type of problems which we want to discuss in the workshop".


Navier-Stokes equation Potential computational fluid dynamics computer dynamics fluid dynamics fluid mechanics mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Willi Schönauer
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Gentzsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Rechenzentrum der Universität KarlsruheKarlsruhe 1West-Germany
  2. 2.DFVLR SM-TSGöttingenWest-Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 1986
  • Publisher Name Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-528-08086-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-663-13912-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-2909
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0824
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