7-11 July 2014
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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A GPU Based Polyhedral Particle DEM Transport Code

10 Jul 2014, 11:10
D Les 104

D Les 104

Oral Presentation Track G - Theoretical and Computational Physics Theoretical


Mr Nicolin govender (CSIR, University of Johannesburg)

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Discrete Element (DEM) simulations are useful in a number of engineering disciplines such as mining, agriculture, etc. However the computational cost of discrete methods limits the number and detail of particles that can be simulated in a reasonable time frame without the use of a dedicated CPU cluster. This paper introduces a novel DEM based particle simulation code (BLAZE-DEM) that is capable of simulating millions of particles on a desktop computer utilizing a NVIDIA Kepler Graphical Processor Unit (GPU) via the CUDA programming model. BLAZE-DEM is 4 times faster than any other published code and capable of simulating over 50 million polyhedral particles compared to just 256 thousand by other codes.

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Daniel Nico Wilke,University of Pretoria, nico.wilke@up.ac.za

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Mr Nicolin govender (CSIR, University of Johannesburg)


Dr Daniel Wilke (University of Pretoria) Prof. Schalk Kok (University of Pretoria)

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