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A parallelized meshfree method with boundary enrichment for large-scale CFD. (English) Zbl 1060.76096
Summary: A parallel computational implementation of a meshfree method – the reproducing kernel particle method – is used for three-dimensional implicit CFD analysis. We present novel procedure for implementing the essential boundary conditions using the hierarchical enrichment method. Using this enrichment along the essential boundaries produces results that more closely match experimental and analytical results for a flow past a cylinder than does either the finite element method or other meshfree methods that require matrix inversion for the application of essential boundary conditions. This technique also allows an efficient parallelization of the algorithm and leads to higher parallel speedups than do other boundary condition implementations, many of which involve inherently serial steps; this is important, because the expense of meshfree computations makes parallelization crucial for large-size problems. The performance of the parallelization technique and the accuracy of the implicit CFD algorithm are demonstrated in two example problems.

76M28 Particle methods and lattice-gas methods
65Y05 Parallel numerical computation
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