High performance computing 3D SPH model: Sphere impacting the free-surface of water
In this work, an analysis based on a three-dimensional parallelized SPH model developed by ECN and applied to free surface impact simulations is presented. The aim of this work is to show that SPH simulations can be performed on huge computer as EPFL IBM Blue Gene/L with 8'192 cores. This paper presents improvements concerning namely the memory consumption, which remains quite subtle because of the variable-H scheme constraints. These improvements have made possible the simulation of test cases involving tens of millions of particles computed by using more than thousand cores. Furthermore, pv-meshless developed by CSCS, is used to show the pressure field and the effect of impact.