Three‐step explicit finite element computation of shallow water flows on a massively parallel computer

Kazuo Kashiyama, Hanae Ito, Marek Behr, Tayfun E. Tezduyar

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Massively parallel finite element strategies for large‐scale computations of shallow water flows and contaminant transport are presented. The finite element discretizations, carried out on unstructured grids, are based on a three‐step explicit formulation both for the shallow water equations and for the advection‐diffusion equation governing the contaminant transport. Parallel implementations of these unstructured‐grid‐based formulations are carried out on the Army High Performance Computing Research Center Connection Machine CM‐5. It is demonstrated with numerical examples that the strategies presented are applicable to large‐scale computations of various shallow water flow problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-900
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes



  • parallel computing
  • shallow water flow
  • three‐step explicit scheme
  • tidal flow
  • Tokyo Bay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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