Acceleration of Bluff Body Calculation Using Mdgrape-2


Modelling and Simulation, University of Rostock


Bluff body calculation was accelerated by using a special-purpose computer, MDGRAPE-2, that was exclusively designed for molecular dynamics simulations. The three main issues were solved regarding the implementation of the MDGRAPE-2 on vortex methods. These issues were the efficient calculation of the Biot-Savart and stretching equation, the optimization of the table domain, and the round-off error caused by the partially single precision calculation in the MDGRAPE-2. Finally this technique was applied to calculation of flow around a circular cylinder. The drag and lift coefficient was investigated to check the validity of the proposed method.