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A Methodology for CFD Acceleration through Reconfigurable Hardware
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Electronics engineering
Information
Abstract
The long computation times required to simulate complete aircraft con¯gurations remain as the main bottleneck in the design °ow of new structures for the aeronautics industry. In this paper, the novel application of speci¯c hardware (FPGAs) in conjunction with conventional processors to accelerate CFD is explored in detail. First, some general facts about application-speci¯c hardware are presented, placing the focus on the feasibility of the development of hardware modules (FPGAs based) for the acceleration of most time-consuming algorithms in aeronautics analysis. Then, a practical methodology for developing an FPGA-based computing solution for the quasi 1D Euler equations is applied to the Sod's 'Shock Tube' problem. Results comparing CPU-based and FPGA-based solutions are presented, showing that speedups around two orders of magnitude can be expected from the FPGA-based implementation. Finally, some conclusions about this novel approach are drawn.
International
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Congress
46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, ASME'08
960
Place
Reno (Nevada, USA)
Reviewers
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ISBN/ISSN
Start Date
07/01/2008
End Date
10/01/2008
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Proceedings of the 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, ASME'08
Participants
  • Participante: Francisco Palacios (INTA)
  • Autor: Carlos Carreras Vaquer (UPM)
  • Autor: Gabriel Caffarena Fernandez (UPM)
  • Participante: Esther Andrés (INTA)
  • Autor: Octavio Nieto-Taladriz Garcia (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Laboratorio de Sistemas Integrados (LSI)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Electrónica
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