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Title: MPSalsa a finite element computer program for reacting flow problems. Part 2 - user`s guide

Abstract

This manual describes the use of MPSalsa, an unstructured finite element (FE) code for solving chemically reacting flow problems on massively parallel computers. MPSalsa has been written to enable the rigorous modeling of the complex geometry and physics found in engineering systems that exhibit coupled fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, and detailed reactions. In addition, considerable effort has been made to ensure that the code makes efficient use of the computational resources of massively parallel (MP), distributed memory architectures in a way that is nearly transparent to the user. The result is the ability to simultaneously model both three-dimensional geometries and flow as well as detailed reaction chemistry in a timely manner on MT computers, an ability we believe to be unique. MPSalsa has been designed to allow the experienced researcher considerable flexibility in modeling a system. Any combination of the momentum equations, energy balance, and an arbitrary number of species mass balances can be solved. The physical and transport properties can be specified as constants, as functions, or taken from the Chemkin library and associated database. Any of the standard set of boundary conditions and source terms can be adapted by writing user functions, for which templates andmore » examples exist.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
393334
Report Number(s):
SAND-96-2331
ON: DE97000711; TRN: 96:006196
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; M CODES; FLOW MODELS; MESH GENERATION; ARRAY PROCESSORS; PARALLEL PROCESSING; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; HEAT TRANSFER; NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; FLUID FLOW

Citation Formats

Salinger, A., Devine, K., Hennigan, G., and Moffat, H. MPSalsa a finite element computer program for reacting flow problems. Part 2 - user`s guide. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/393334.
Salinger, A., Devine, K., Hennigan, G., & Moffat, H. MPSalsa a finite element computer program for reacting flow problems. Part 2 - user`s guide. United States. doi:10.2172/393334.
Salinger, A., Devine, K., Hennigan, G., and Moffat, H. Sun . "MPSalsa a finite element computer program for reacting flow problems. Part 2 - user`s guide". United States. doi:10.2172/393334. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/393334.
@article{osti_393334,
title = {MPSalsa a finite element computer program for reacting flow problems. Part 2 - user`s guide},
author = {Salinger, A. and Devine, K. and Hennigan, G. and Moffat, H.},
abstractNote = {This manual describes the use of MPSalsa, an unstructured finite element (FE) code for solving chemically reacting flow problems on massively parallel computers. MPSalsa has been written to enable the rigorous modeling of the complex geometry and physics found in engineering systems that exhibit coupled fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, and detailed reactions. In addition, considerable effort has been made to ensure that the code makes efficient use of the computational resources of massively parallel (MP), distributed memory architectures in a way that is nearly transparent to the user. The result is the ability to simultaneously model both three-dimensional geometries and flow as well as detailed reaction chemistry in a timely manner on MT computers, an ability we believe to be unique. MPSalsa has been designed to allow the experienced researcher considerable flexibility in modeling a system. Any combination of the momentum equations, energy balance, and an arbitrary number of species mass balances can be solved. The physical and transport properties can be specified as constants, as functions, or taken from the Chemkin library and associated database. Any of the standard set of boundary conditions and source terms can be adapted by writing user functions, for which templates and examples exist.},
doi = {10.2172/393334},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1996},
month = {Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1996}
}

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