A design of one-dimensional Euler equations for fluid dynamics on FPGA

Mohamad Sofian Abu Talip, Hideharu Amano

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Abstract

Modeling, simulation and optimization using computing tools are the core approach nowadays in science complementary to experiment and theory. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has evolved many years ago to simulate fluid physics by solving Navier-Stokes equations, or its simple variants, Euler equations. However, most problems spend many hours to get solutions even with expensive supercomputers or clusters. The long computation time required for fluid dynamics simulations has lead the industry to look for some alternatives. Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are becoming more and more attractive for high precision scientific computations. FPGA holds the potential to alleviate this situations. It is possible for an FPGA to configure hundreds of multipliers working concurrently. In this paper, the authors explain the design on implementing the one-dimensional Euler equations in hardware. Two designs with single and double floating-point arithmetic are developed in an FPGA. Synthesis results show that a single floating-point arithmetic design is consumed less area and memory usage, also operating at higher frequency. However, double-precision design is crucial for give a better accuracy of the result.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 1st International Symposium on Access Spaces, ISAS 2011
Pages170-173
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 23
Event2011 1st International Symposium on Access Spaces, ISAS 2011 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2011 Jun 172011 Jun 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2011 1st International Symposium on Access Spaces, ISAS 2011

Other

Other2011 1st International Symposium on Access Spaces, ISAS 2011
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period11/6/1711/6/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Abu Talip, M. S., & Amano, H. (2011). A design of one-dimensional Euler equations for fluid dynamics on FPGA. In Proceedings of 2011 1st International Symposium on Access Spaces, ISAS 2011 (pp. 170-173). [5960942] (Proceedings of 2011 1st International Symposium on Access Spaces, ISAS 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISAS.2011.5960942