Evaluation and adaption of the SPH method for hydraulic engineering problems on federal waterways

E. Rustico and J. A. Jankowski

BAW internal R&D-project report, 2010-2016.

Abstract: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is a Lagrangian method for fluid dynamic simulations. In the past decades it drew the attention of the scientific community for its versatility and the possibility to simulate complex phenomena such as e.g. surface tension and fluid-solid interactions with floating objects. SPH has in general higher computational requirements than the most common Eulerian methods and several different models have been proposed for the treatment of boundaries, each with advantages and limitations. Continue reading

Efficient river modelling applying subgrid technology (UnTRIM2)

Two subsequent presentations on the 13th UnTRIM Workshop 2016 with the same title Efficient river modelling applying subgrid technology (UnTRIM2), the first part concerning concept and grids, presented by Regina Patzwahl, and the second part concerning results, presented by Jacek A. Jankowski. Continue reading

An efficient semi-implicit subgrid method for free-surface flows on hierarchical grids

F.W. Platzek, G.S. Stelling, J.A. Jankowski, R. Patzwahl and J.D. Pietrzak

Abstract: We present a new modelling strategy for improving the efficiency of computationally intensive flow problems in environmental free-surface flows. The approach combines a recently developed semi-implicit subgrid method with a hierarchical grid solution strategy. Continue reading

Multi-GPU, multi-node SPH implementation with arbitrary domain decomposition

E. Rustico, J. Jankowski, A. Hérault, G. Bilotta and C. Del Negro

Abstract: We present a restructured version of GPUSPH, a CUDA-based implementation of SPH. The new version is extended to allow execution on multiple GPUs on one or more host nodes, making it possible to concurrently exploit hundreds of devices across a network, allowing the simulation on larger domains and at higher resolutions. Partitioning of the computational domain is not limited anymore to parallel planes and can follow arbitrary, user-defined shapes at the resolution of individual cells, where the cell is defined by the auxiliary grid used for fast neighbor search. Continue reading

Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture and the UnTRIM code

Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture and the UnTRIM code, 11th UnTRIM Workshop, Trento, 19-21 May 2014.

The presentation describes the results of an investigation concerning the potential of porting the UnTRIM2 code (with subgrids, see Casulli and Stelling 2010) to the Intel MIC processors, the trade mark name Xeon Phi. Continue reading