Large-scale Simulations of Hyperbolic Problems

Wednesday, June 11, 1997 - 11:15am - 12:00pm
Keller 3-180
Bjorn Engquist (University of California, Los Angeles)
The speed of propagation in hyperbolic partial differential equations is finite. This means that explicit methods are natural in many cases. Spatial data distribution and the corresponding parallel algorithms are then often straightforward. We shall discuss efficiency of such algorithms but also present problems for which this simple setting is not optimal. Applications to fluid mechanics and electromagnetics will be considered.