Parallel iterative computational methods for 3D finite element flow simulations

Vinay Kalro*, Tayfun Tezduyar

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In this paper we discuss sparse matrix computational methods, and their parallel implementations, for evaluating matrix-vector products in iterative solution of coupled, nonlinear equations encountered in finite element flow simulations. Based on sparse computation schemes, we introduce globally-defined preconditioners by mixing clustered element-by-element preconditioning concept with incomplete factorization methods. These preconditioners are implemented on a CRAY T3D parallel supercomputer. In addition to being tested in a number of benchmarking studies, the sparse schemes discussed here are applied to 3D simulation of incompressible flow past a circular cylinder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-183
Number of pages11
JournalComputer Assisted Mechanics and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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