Reference : Parallel Coupling of CFD-DEM simulations
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/36576
Parallel Coupling of CFD-DEM simulations
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Pozzetti, Gabriele mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
Besseron, Xavier mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
Rousset, Alban mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
Peters, Bernhard mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
Aug-2018
International
6th MVAPICH User Group (MUG'18) Meeting
from 06-08-2018 to 08-08-2018
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA
[en] Eulerian-Lagrangian couplings are nowadays widely used to address engineering and technical problems. In particular, CFD-DEM couplings have been successfully applied to study several configurations ranging from mechanical, to chemical and environmental engineering. However, such simulations are normally very computationally intensive, and the execution time represents a major issue for the applicability of this numerical approach to complex scenarios. With this work, we introduce a novel coupling approach aiming at improving the performance of the parallel CFD-DEM simulations. This strategy relies on two points. First, we propose a new partition-collocation strategy for the parallel execution of CFD–DEM couplings, which can considerably reduce the amount of inter-process communication between the CFD and DEM parts. However, this strategy imposes some alignment constraints on the CFD mesh. Secondly, we adopt a dual-grid multiscale scheme for the CFD-DEM coupling, that is known to offer better numerical properties, and that allows us to obtain more flexibility on the domain partitioning overcoming the alignment constraints. We assess the correctness and performance of our approach on elementary benchmarks and at a large scale with a realistic test-case. The results show a significant performance improvement compared to other state-of-art CFD-DEM couplings presented in the literature.
University of Luxembourg: High Performance Computing - ULHPC
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/36576
http://mug.mvapich.cse.ohio-state.edu/program/

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