Title: An application of networked EWS to fluid flow analysis

Authors: H. Ninomiya, K. Onishi

Addresses: Department of Applied Physics, Fukuoka University, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka 814-01, Japan and Department of Mathematics 11, Science University of Tokyo, Wakamiya-cho 26, Shinjuku-ku 162, Tokyo, Japan. ' Department of Applied Physics, Fukuoka University, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka 814-01, Japan and Department of Mathematics 11, Science University of Tokyo, Wakamiya-cho 26, Shinjuku-ku 162, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: An effective use of networked engineering work stations is considered for the finite-element solution of two-dimensional viscous fluid flow problems. Unknowns involved in the governing equations are distributed to each work station, so that the finite-element equations can be solved in parallel on the network. Communication between the work stations is achieved by a mail system. The overhead time for the mail communication is small as compared to the time required for the numerical solution of the equations. Illustrative examples of a viscous fluid flow around a cylinder, a viscous flow over a back step, and a natural convection in a rectangular cavity are presented.

Keywords: email; engineering workstations; EWS; finite element analysis; FEA; fluid flow analysis; networking; viscous fluid flow; natural convection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1992.062601

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1992 Vol.5 No.2/3/4, pp.175 - 180

Available online: 10 Jun 2014 *

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