Distributed-memory parallel algorithm for the solution of the spectral radiative transfer equation

Ali Benmalek, Wai Cheung Timothy Tong, Weiming Li

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This work is concerned with the development of a numerical technique to reduce the computation time for simulating radiative heat transfer. A parallel algorithm using the Parallel Virtual Machine software for data communication has been implemented to a finite-element based discrete ordinates code. Computations for different wavelength bands are performed in parallel. Performance experiments have been conducted by applying the parallel code to a non-gray three-dimensional participating media radiative heat transfer problem. Performance results obtained for a platform consists of networked workstations show promising speedup and efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1996 - Reno, United States
Duration: 15 Jan 199618 Jan 1996


Conference34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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