Dr Garth N Wells, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Extreme scale simulation for solid mechanics
When Feb 24, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where LR8, IEB Building, Engineering Science
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Contact Phone 01865-283302
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Technologies for moving to extreme scale simulations in solid mechanics will be presented and discussed. Technology for very large scale solid mechanics simulations has generally lagged other fields, and this has limited the scope for system (versus component) level design and optimisation, and has led to simulation capability mis-matches for multi-physics problems. Moreover, three-dimensional simulation is still not the norm in solid mechanics research, despite investigations into problems with inherently three-dimensional microstructures being widespread. I will address simulation issues through a discussion of the necessary end-to-end computational technology for extreme scale simulation, and in particular linear solvers. Examples applications with hundred of millions of degrees of freedom will range from complex turbomachinery to geophysical problems. I will also address how this technology can be made accessible to domain expert researchers with limited high performance computing expertise.