Title: Parallel Grid Adaptation and Dynamic Load Balancing for a CFD Solver
Authors: BARALDI DANIELEKRANZLMUELLER DieterWILKENING HEINZVOLKERT Jens
Other Contributors: TROYER Christoph
Citation: LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE vol. 3666 p. 493-501
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC30667
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC30667
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: In this paper we present the parallel version of a CFD solver which works on unstructured 3-dimensional grids. The parallelization was achieved using the MPI library. The program includes a method for dynamically adapting a grid on a parallel computer. Grid adaptation is one of the reasons that lead to a poor workload distribution. Therefore a dynamic load balancing method was implemented in order to make sure that the available hardware is utilized in an efficient way. The paper concludes with the presentation of a performance test.
JRC Institute:Institute for Energy and Transport

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