Vortex Methods for Massively Parallel Computer Architectures

  • Philippe Chatelain
  • Alessandro Curioni
  • Michael Bergdorf
  • Diego Rossinelli
  • Wanda Andreoni
  • Petros Koumoutsakos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5336)


We present Vortex Methods implemented in massively parallel computer architectures for the Direct Numerical Simulations of high Reynolds numbers flows. Periodic and non-periodic domains are considered leading to unprecedented simulations using billions of particles. We discuss the implementation performance of the method up to 16k IBM BG/L nodes and the evolutionary optimization of long wavelength instabilities in aircraft wakes.


Direct Numerical Simulation Vortex Ring Vortex Pair Secondary Vortex Vortex Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Chatelain
    • 1
  • Alessandro Curioni
    • 2
  • Michael Bergdorf
    • 1
  • Diego Rossinelli
    • 1
  • Wanda Andreoni
    • 2
  • Petros Koumoutsakos
    • 1
  1. 1.Computational Science and Engineering LaboratoryETH ZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Computational Sciences, IBM Research Division - Zurich Research LaboratoryRueschlikonSwitzerland

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