Numerical simulation of a combustion problem on a paragon machine

Frederic Desprez, Marc Garbey

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We present the parallel computation of a combustion model with a two steps sequential reaction mechanism. Our main interest is the study of pattern formation, bifurcations and nonlinear interactions between the two chemical reactions; The combustion occurs in a frontal regime that leads to intense computation. We show how to match to the frontal structure of the problem an adaptive domain decomposition of the PDE, and we construct a massively parallel algorithm. The algorithm has been implemented with high efficiency on the hypercube iPSC/860 and the Paragon by overlapping communications and computations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-508
Number of pages14
JournalParallel Computing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1995


  • Combustion
  • Communication optimizations
  • Domain decomposition
  • PDE
  • Pseudospectral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Artificial Intelligence


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