Portable Parallelization of Industrial Aerodynamic Applications (POPINDA)

Results of a BMBF Project

  • Editors
  • Anton Schüller

Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics (NNFM) book series (NONUFM, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Anton Schüller, K. Becker
    Pages 1-22
  3. K. Becker, H. M. Bleecke, B. Eisfeld, N. Kroll, H. Ritzdorf, M. Hoffmann et al.
    Pages 23-103
  4. K. Becker, P. Aumann, R. Heinrich, A. Schüller, B. Steckel, N. Kroll et al.
    Pages 105-179
  5. C. W. Oosterlee, A. Schütter, U. Trottenberg, H. Ritzdorf, H. Holthoff, A. Schüller et al.
    Pages 181-214
  6. B. Eisfeld, J. Raddatz, H. M. Bleecke, A. Schüller, N. Kroll
    Pages 215-223
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-225

About this book


This book contains the main results of the German project POPINDA. It surveys the state of the art of industrial aerodynamic design simulations on parallel systems. POPINDA is an acronym for Portable Parallelization of Industrial Aerodynamic Applications. This project started in late 1993. The research and development work invested in POPINDA corresponds to about 12 scientists working full-time for the three and a half years of the project. POPINDA was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education, Science, Research and Technology (BMBF). The central goals of POPINDA were to unify and parallelize the block-structured aerodynamic flow codes of the German aircraft industry and to develop new algorithmic approaches to improve the efficiency and robustness of these programs. The philosophy behind these goals is that challenging and important numerical appli­ cations such as the prediction of the 3D viscous flow around full aircraft in aerodynamic design can only be carried out successfully if the benefits of modern fast numerical solvers and parallel high performance computers are combined. This combination is a "conditio sine qua non" if more complex applications such as aerodynamic design optimization or fluid structure interaction problems have to be solved. When being solved in a standard industrial aerodynamic design process, such more complex applications even require a substantial further reduction of computing times. Parallel and vector computers on the one side and innovative numerical algorithms such as multigrid on the other have enabled impressive improvements in scientific computing in the last 15 years.


Numerik Strömung Strömungsmechanik computational fluid dynamics computer convection flow fluid mechanics partial differential equation scientific computing

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  • Copyright Information Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1999
  • Publisher Name Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-322-86578-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-86576-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0179-9614
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