Finite Element Methods and High-Performance Computing for Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Ethan Kubatko, Kazuo Kashiyama

Many flow and transport problems exhibit a wide range of scales and must be solved over large, geometrically complex spatial domains for long periods of time. Thus, unstructured mesh methods and high performance computing are ideally suited for the solution of such problems. This mini-symposium will examine the latest developments in solving geophysical and environmental fluid mechanics problems using unstructured mesh methods in a high-performance computing environment.

Topics of interest include:

• Model development and application

• Coupling of flow and transport processes and models.

• High-performance computing and parallelization strategies.

• Error analysis, verification and validation.

• Unstructured mesh generation algorithms and criteria.