New Combustion CFD Algorithms Designed for Rapid GPU Computations

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Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CD84P
Agency Tracking Number: 104393
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Principal Investigator
 Oluwayemisi Oluwole
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 932-0270
Business Contact
 Cameron Martin
Title: Marketing Administrator
Phone: (978) 932-0207
Research Institution
We propose development of new algorithms specifically designed to exploit the highly parallel structure of graphics processing units (GPUs) for performing the following most expensive, but parallelizable computations in combustion CFD: (1) Chemical kinetics source term (including Jacobian matrix) evaluation; (2) Transport property evaluations; and (3) Matrix factorizations and inversions.The algorithms developed in this work will be implemented as software modules that can be easily interfaced with arbitrary CFD solvers for rapid computations using GPUs. A user guide will be delivered with directions for coupling the provided algorithms with users' CFD programs. Phase I work willdemonstrate the computational acceleration achieved using the preliminary algorithms; and Phase II work will optimize the algorithms for improved performance and implement the algorithms as well-documented, distributable software modules as described above. This work will significantly increase thepredictive capability of combustion CFD simulations by enabling efficient application of much larger chemistry models (which is essential, but currently prohibitively expensive) for accurately modeling the combustion of practical fuels.

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