Acceleration on stretched meshes with line-implicit LU-SGS in parallel implementation
2015 (English)In: International journal of computational fluid dynamics (Print), ISSN 1061-8562, E-ISSN 1029-0257, Vol. 29, no 2, 133-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The implicit lower-upper symmetric Gauss-Seidel (LU-SGS) solver is combined with the line-implicit technique to improve convergence on the very anisotropic grids necessary for resolving the boundary layers. The computational fluid dynamics code used is Edge, a Navier-Stokes flow solver for unstructured grids based on a dual grid and edge-based formulation. Multigrid acceleration is applied with the intention to accelerate the convergence to steady state. LU-SGS works in parallel and gives better linear scaling with respect to the number of processors, than the explicit scheme. The ordering techniques investigated have shown that node numbering does influence the convergence and that the orderings from Delaunay and advancing front generation were among the best tested. 2D Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes computations have clearly shown the strong efficiency of our novel approach line-implicit LU-SGS which is four times faster than implicit LU-SGS and line-implicit Runge-Kutta. Implicit LU-SGS for Euler and line-implicit LU-SGS for Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes are at least twice faster than explicit and line-implicit Runge-Kutta, respectively, for 2D and 3D cases. For 3D Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes, multigrid did not accelerate the convergence and therefore may not be needed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 29, no 2, 133-149 p.
line-implicit, convergence acceleration, line-implicit LU-SGS, implicit time-stepping, parallelisation, LU-SGS, ordering techniques
Research subject Aerospace Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156412DOI: 10.1080/10618562.2015.1021692ISI: 000352611900001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84927796786OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-156412DiVA: diva2:766621
QC 20141201. Updated from accepted to published.2014-11-272014-11-272015-08-05Bibliographically approved