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Parallel Coupled Simulation of Casting Processes on Cluster of PCs

  • P. A. Adamidis
  • M. M. Resch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 21)

Abstract

This paper describes the parallelization of a thermo-mechanical software package that is used to simulate the solidification and cooling process in casting. Such problems require a substantial amount of computing power of high-end workstations which are typically not available in small and medium sized enterprises. In order to overcome this bottleneck this paper introduces clusters of PCs as a computing resource. To show the feasibility of the approach a casting code has been parallelized using a direct substructuring method first. Results show that this method is limited to small problems. Therefore, also an iterative method is presented. Results for realistic examples show a good speedup and give proof that clusters of PCs can make up for the lack of high-end computers in small and medium sized enterprises

Keywords

Domain Decomposition Dual Processor Parallel Iterative Algorithm Result System Matrix Classical Fractional Step 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Adamidis
    • 1
  • M. M. Resch
    • 1
  1. 1.High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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