Parallel turbulence simulation: Resolving the inertial subrange of Kolmogorov's spectra

  • Martin Strietzel
6 Application in Science and Engineering
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1332)


We describe our parallel implementation for large-eddy simulation and direct numerical simulation of turbulent fluids (called PARDISTUF) based on the three-dimensional incompressible Navier - Stokes equation. Benchmark results on a set of european supercomputers under the message-passing platform MPI are presented. Using this programm on a 48 node SP-2 we resolved the inertial subrange of Kolmogorv's turbulence spectra for the first time for a stratified and sheared environmental flow.


Direct Numerical Simulation Shared Memory Message Passing Inertial Subrange Gradient Richardson Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Strietzel
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  1. 1.Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR)Abteilung für High Performance ComputingKöln

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