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Parallel multigrid solution of the Navier-Stokes equations on general 2D domains

: Linden, J.; Steckel, B.; Stüben, K.


Parallel computing 7 (1988), Nr.3, S.461-475
ISSN: 0167-8191
ISSN: 1872-7336
Fraunhofer GMD

Multigrid methods are distinguished by their optimal (sequential) efficiency and by the fact that all their algorithmical components are fully parallelizable. For this reason, this class of numerical methods is especially attractive for use on parallel (MIMD, local memory) computers. In this paper, we describe a parallel multigrid solver for steady-state incompressible Navier-Stokes equations on general domains which is currently being developed at the GMD. Due to the geometrical generality of the problem, our approach is based on a non-staggered (nodal-point) finite volume scheme on multi-block boundary fitted grids. The typical instability of non-staggered schemes is overcome by suitably modifying the discrete continuity equation without affecting the overall order of consistency.
Starting from the most simple Cartesian case, we discuss several possible multigrid approaches to the general 2D-problem. This motivates the basic design decisions of our multigrid solver in regard to both the discretization and the choice of multigrid components (smoothing schemes). Furthermore, the principal technique of parallelization (grid partitioning) is described as well as some fundamental aspects of the implementation (communication library).