Parallelizing Direct Numerical Simulation of a Turbulent Pipe Flow

A computer program (Fortran 90), used for the Direct Numerical Simulation of pipe flow, used at the Eindhoven University of Technology is parallelized. This program was already parallelized, but some parts were not functioning optimal. An analysis of the code revealed possibilities for further serial and parallel optimizations.

The program was parallelized using OpenMP.

The project was funded by NCF, project number NRG-2002-02.

A detailed parallelization report is available.