Accelerating stiff chemical kinetics in combustion simulations using GPUs

Abstract

The evaluation of finite-rate chemical kinetics occupies the majority of the processing time in combustion simulations, due to the stiffness of the governing rate equations. Graphics processing units (GPUs) offer the massive parallelism and processing power of a CPU cluster at a fraction of the cost and power consumption, in a single device. A novel stiff solver will be presented that accelerates the solution of chemical kinetics on GPUs.

BibTeX

@inproceedings{Niemeyer:2013,
    Author = {Kyle Evan Niemeyer and Chih-Jen Sung},
    Title = {Accelerating stiff chemical kinetics in combustion simulations using GPUs},
    Booktitle = {14th International Conference on Numerical Combustion},
    Location = {San Antonio, TX, USA},
    Month = apr,
    Year = {2013}
}