GPU accelerated VOF based multiphase flow solver and its application to sprays

Reddy, R and Banerjee, Raja (2015) GPU accelerated VOF based multiphase flow solver and its application to sprays. Computers and Fluids, 117. pp. 287-303. ISSN 0045-7930

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A new volume of fluid (VOF) based two-phase flow solver has been developed that has been parallelized for general purpose graphical processor units (GPGPU). Incompressible Navier–Stokes equation is explicitly solved using finite volume method on a 2-D Cartesian grid. The pressure Poisson equation is solved on the GPU in conjunction with the geometric multigrid method. This solver performance is established by validating it against standard benchmark test cases. Furthermore, the solver acceleration is determined by comparing it with the serial version of the code. The solver was then used to study the primary jet breakup of a 2-D planar liquid jet due to a co-flowing gas stream. The effect of liquid to gas phase velocity ratio on jet breakup was investigated.

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Banerjee, Raja
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Additional Information: The authors would like to acknowledge the helpful discussions with Dr. Satoshi Ii during the development of the VOF solver. Additionally, the authors would also like to thank NVIDIA Corporation for providing the GPU hardware that was used in this study.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Two-phase flow; VOF model; Primary atomization; GPU computing
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 04:59
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 03:52
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