Computational Modelling of Multi-Physics Processes on High Performance Parallel Computer Systems

  • M. Cross
  • K. McManus
  • S. P. Johnson
  • C. S. Ierotheou
  • C. Walshaw
  • C. Bailey
  • K. A. Pericleous

Abstract

The demands of the process of engineering design, particularly for structural integrity, have exploited computational modelling techniques and software tools for decades. Frequently, the shape of structural components or assemblies is determined to optimise the flow distribution or heat transfer characteristics, and to ensure that the structural performance in service is adequate. From the perspective of computational modelling these activities are typically separated into: • fluid flow and the associated heat transfer analysis (possibly with chemical reactions), based upon Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology • structural analysis again possibly with heat transfer, based upon finite element analysis (FEA) techniques.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Cross
    • 1
  • K. McManus
    • 1
  • S. P. Johnson
    • 1
  • C. S. Ierotheou
    • 1
  • C. Walshaw
    • 1
  • C. Bailey
    • 1
  • K. A. Pericleous
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Numerical Modelling and Process AnalysisUniversity of GreenwichLondonUK

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