GPU acceleration of bubble-particle dynamics simulation

Ilnur A. Zarafutdinov, Yulia A. Pityuk, Azamat R. Gainetdinov, Nail A. Gumerov, Olga A. Abramova, Iskander Sh Akhatov

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    Clusters containing bubbles and solid particles are used in many fields of industry. For instance, the study of bubble-particle interaction can be useful for surface cleaning in microelectronics and froth flotation in oil distillation. The present work discusses the joint 3D dynamics of bubbles and solid spherical particles in the presence of an acoustic field in an unbounded ideal incompressible liquid. To solve the problem, we chose the boundary element method (BEM) which requires only the discretization of the boundary of the computational domain. However, the application of the conventional BEM for the direct simulation of large particle-bubble systems is normally limited by memory, computational complexity, and speed. To perform such simulations, we propose a numerical approach based on the GPU acceleration of the BEM code. The method includes the solution of linear algebraic equations with a dense matrix of special type, using for this the generalized minimal residual method with calculation of the matrix-vector product on graphics processors using CUDA technology. We also discuss the performance of the method and run test computations of bubble-particle clusters.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationParallel Computational Technologies - 12th International Conference, PCT 2018, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsLeonid Sokolinsky, Mikhail Zymbler
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)9783319996721
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event12th International Scientific Conference on Parallel Computational Technologies, PCT 2018 - Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation
    Duration: 2 Apr 20186 Apr 2018

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929


    Conference12th International Scientific Conference on Parallel Computational Technologies, PCT 2018
    Country/TerritoryRussian Federation


    • Acoustic field
    • Boundary element method
    • Bubbles
    • CUDA technology
    • Graphics processors
    • Particles
    • Potential flow


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