Pseudocolor plots of axial velocity in a bundle of seven wire-wrapped pins at Re=20000, based on pin diameter D. Uniform flow is specified at the inlet and the flow transitions to turbulence by z ~ 0.5 H/D, where H is the wire pitch. Simulation performed using 32768 processors with the spectral element code Nek5000 on the IBM BG/P at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Computing time provided was through the DOE Office of Science INCITE program. For more information see the 2008 Scidac article or follow the links to the SHARP webpage.

Paul F. Fischer

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Contact Information

Building 240, Room 1138
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439
Ph: 630-252-6018
Fx: 630-252-5986

Areas of Work

Numerical Methods for PDEs .
Multi-million element, billion-gridpoint spectral element simulations .
Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
Computational fluid dynamics
Parallel algorithms
High-performance computing
Spectral and finite element methods
Iterative and direct matrix solvers
Thermal Striping
An interesting conduction problem
Spectral element simulations
More spectral element simulations
Schwarz error animator by Zuki Gottlieb
Turbulence in a Carotid Artery
Turbulence in a Random Array of Spheres
Turbulent Flow in a Rod Bundle
ME528 Course Material .


Last Updated: October 31, 2011