3D Simulation of Flow Problems with Parallel Finite Element Computations on the Cray T3D
In this article, we present our recent work in finite element computations using the Cray T3D massively parallel supercomputer. Several fluid flow problems encountered in real-life applications are numerically simulated with highly optimized coding techniques and efficient algorithms implemented on the Cray T3D. The superior technical features of the Cray T3D combined with our efficient implementations give us a unique capability to solve a large class of practical problems involving millions of degrees of freedom. These new computational capabilities are allowing us to solve problems which we were not able to attempt few years ago. All computations reported in this article are carried out on unstructured meshes with high resolution and with emphasis on the precise representation of the complex 3D model.
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