Section: New Software and Platforms
AeroSol
Participants : Hamza Belkhayat Zougari [Cagire] , Simon Delmas [Cagire] , Damien Genet [Bacchus] , Francois Pellegrini [Bacchus] , Vincent Perrier [Cagire, correspondant] , Mario Ricchiuto [Bacchus] .
The software AeroSol is jointly developed in the team Bacchus and the team Cagire. It is a high order finite element library written in C++. The code design has been carried for being able to perform efficient computations, with continuous and discontinuous finite elements methods on hybrid and possibly curvilinear meshes.
The work of the team Bacchus is focused on continuous finite elements methods, while the team Cagire is focused on discontinuous Galerkin methods. However, everything is done for sharing the largest part of code we can. More precisely, classes concerning IO, finite elements, quadrature, geometry, time iteration, linear solver, models and interface with PaMPAare used by both of the teams. This modularity is achieved by mean of template abstraction for keeping good performances.
The distribution of the unknowns is made with the software PaMPA, developed within the team Bacchus and the team Castor.
At the end of 2013, Aerosol had the following features

development environment use of CMake for compilation (gcc, icc and xlc), CTest for automatic tests and memory checking, lcov and gcov for code coverage reports. Development of a CDash server for collecting the unitary tests and the memory checking. Beginning of the development of an interface for functional tests. Optional linking with HDF5, PAPI, with dense small matrices libraries (BLAS, Eigen)

In/Out link with the XML library for handling with parameter files. Parallel reader for GMSH, with an embedded geometrical prepartitioner. Writer on the VTKASCII legacy format (cell and point centered). Parallel output in vtu and pvtu (Paraview) for cellcentered visualization, and XDMF/HDF5 format for both cell and point centered visualization.

Quadrature formula up to 11th order for Lines, Quadrangles, Hexaedra, Pyramids, Prisms, up to 14th order for tetrahedron, up to 21st order for triangles. GaussLobatto type quadrature formula for lines, triangles, quadrangles and hexaedra.

Finite elements up to fourth degree for Lagrange finite elements and hierarchical orthogonal finite element basis (with Dubiner transform on simplices) on lines, triangles, quadrangles, tetrahedra, prisms, hexaedra and pyramids. Finite element basis that are interpolation basis on GaussLegendre points for lines, quadrangles, and hexaedra, and triangle (only 1st and 2nd order)

Geometry elementary geometrical functions for first order lines, triangles, quadrangles, prisms, tetrahedra, hexaedra and pyramids.

Time iteration explicit RungeKutta up to fourth order, explicit Strong Stability Preserving schemes up to third order. Optimized CFL time schemes: SSP(2,3) and SSP(3,4). CFL time stepping. Implicit integration with BDF schemes from 2nd to 6th order

Linear Solvers link with the external linear solver UMFPack, PETSc and MUMPS. Internal solver for diagonal and blockdiagonal matrices.

Memory handling discontinuous and continuous, sequential and parallel discretizations based on PaMPA for generic meshes, including hybrid meshes.

Models Perfect gas Euler system, real gas Euler system (template based abstraction for a generic equation of state), scalar advection, Waves equation in first order formulation, generic interface for defining spacetime models from space models. Diffusive models: isotropic and anisotropic diffusion, compressible NavierStokes.

Numerical schemes continuous Galerkin method for the Laplace problem (up to fifth order) with non consistent time iteration or with direct matrix inversion. Explicit and implicit discontinuous Galerkin methods for hyperbolic systems, diffusive and advectiondiffusion problems. Beginning of optimization by stocking the geometry for advection problems. SUPG and Residual disribution schemes.

Numerical fluxes centered fluxes, exact Godunov' flux for linear hyperbolic systems, and LaxFriedrich flux. Riemann solvers for Low Mach flows.

Boundary conditions Periodic boundary conditions, timedependent inlet and outlet boundary conditions.

Parallel computing Mesh redistribution, computation of Overlap with PaMPA. collective asynchronous communications (PaMPA based). Asynchronous point to point communications. Tests on the cluster Avakas from MCIA, and on Mésocentre de Marseille, and PlaFRIM. Tuer1 Turing (BlueGene).

Instrumentation Aerosol can give some traces on memory consumption/problems with an interfacing with the PAPI library. Tests have also been performed with VTUNE and TAU.
This year, the following features were added

In/Out Ability of saving the high order solution and restarting from it. Computation of volumic and probe statistics. Ability of saving averaged layer data in quad and hexa meshes. Ability of defining user defined output visualization variables.

Time iteration Newton method for stationary problems. Implicite unstationary time iterator non consistent in time for stationary problems. Implementation of in house GMRES and conjugate gradient based on Jacobian free iterations.

Numerical schemes Optimization of DG schemes for advectiondiffusion problems: stocking of the geometry and use of BLAS for all the linear phases of the scheme.

Numerical fluxes Development of a new numerical flux accurate for steady and unsteady computations.

Boundary conditions Adiabatic wall and isothermal wall; StegerWarming based boundary condition.

Instrumentation Tests with Maqao and Scalasca (VIHPS workshop)

Validation Poiseuille, TaylorGreen vortex. Laplace equation on a ring and Poiseuille flow on a ring. Implementation of volumic forcing based on wall dissipation.