Massively parallel granular flow simulations with non-spherical particles

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Autor(en): Iglberger K, Rüde U
Zeitschrift: Computer Science - Research and Development
Verlag: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2010
Band: 25
Heftnummer: 1-2
Seitenbereich: 105-113
ISSN: 1865-2034


Although granular materials have always been an important part of our everyday life, their characteristics and behavior is still only rudimentally understood. Therefore the numerical simulation has gained an increasing importance to gain deeper insight into the properties of granular media. One simulation approach is rigid body dynamics. In contrast to particle-based approaches, it fully resolves the granular particles as geometric objects and incorporates frictional contact dynamics. However, due to its complexity and the lack of large-scale parallelization, rigid body dynamics so far could not be used for very large simulation scenarios. In this paper we demonstrate massively parallel granular media simulations by means of a parallel rigid body dynamics algorithm. We will validate the algorithm for granular gas simulations and prove its scalability on up to 131∈072 processor cores. Additionally, we will show several parallel granular material simulations both with spherical and non-spherical granular particles. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Iglberger, Klaus Dr.-Ing.
Zentralinstitut für Scientific Computing (ZISC)
Rüde, Ulrich Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 10 (Systemsimulation)

Zusätzliche Organisationseinheit(en)
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


Iglberger, K., & Rüde, U. (2010). Massively parallel granular flow simulations with non-spherical particles. Computer Science - Research and Development, 25(1-2), 105-113.

Iglberger, Klaus, and Ulrich Rüde. "Massively parallel granular flow simulations with non-spherical particles." Computer Science - Research and Development 25.1-2 (2010): 105-113.


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