HERA: A Hydrodynamic AMR Platform for Multi-Physics Simulations

  • Hervé Jourdren
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 41)


The development at CEA/DAMof a new AMR multi-physics hydrocode platform led to convincing results on a wide range of applications, from interface instabilities to charge computations in detonics.

In this paper, we focus on:
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    A selection of numerical results illustrating gains to be expected from AMR in such fields, including precise comparisons between AMR and uniform grids (up to 100 millions cells in 2D using CEA’s teraflops machine TERA-1).

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    An introduction to the hyperbolic framework and resulting suite of consistent multimaterial compressible flow solvers (hydrodynamics, hypo-elasticity, nT hydro and nT MHD).

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    A presentation of an innovative hydrocode architecture, allowing three different parallel modes at runtime: (i) a MPI mode for uniform or well-balanced AMR grids, (ii) a multithread mode on SMPs and (iii) a hybrid MPI/multithread mode on clusters of SMPs. Multithreading is used there to diminish grain sizes, to control memory cache effects and dynamic load balancing.

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    Finally, an overview of the user-model API is given, in both C++ and Python vector modes, for platform extensions using Strang-type operator splitting.



Detonation Wave Domain Decomposition Uniform Grid Interface Instability Dynamic Load Balance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hervé Jourdren
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  1. 1.Dpartement Sciences de la Simulation et de l’InformationCEA/DAM - Ile de FranceBruyres-Le-ChtelFrance

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