Radiative heat transfer simulation using programmable graphics hardware

Hiroyuki Takizawa, Noboru Yamada, Seigo Sakai, Hiroaki Kobayashi

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Abstract

To analyze physical behaviors of a thermal environment, we have to simulate several heat transfer phenomena such as heat conduction, convection, and radiation. Among those phenomena, radiative heat transfer simulation is much time-consuming. In this paper, therefore, one of acceleration techniques developed in the graphics community that exploits a graphics processing unit (GPU) is applied to the basic radiative heat transfer simulation. Implementation of the simulation on GPU makes GPU's computing power available for the most time-consuming part of the simulation, calculation of form factors between surfaces. This paper improves the computational accuracy of the radiative heat transfer simulation running on GPU, and then examines its performance, in terms of the trade-off between the execution time and computational accuracy. The experimental results clearly show that GPU co-processing can significantly accelerate the form factor calculation. Therefore, the GPU implementation is a promising approach to acceleration of the radiative transfer simulation, especially in the case where the form factor matrix becomes too large to be stored in the main memory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science, ICIS 2006. In conjunction with 1st IEEE/ACIS International Workshop on Component-Based Software Engineering, S
Pages29-37
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event5th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science, ICIS 2006. In conjunction with 1st IEEE/ACIS International Workshop on Component-Based Software Engineering, Software Architecture and Reuse, COMSAR 2006 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2006 Jul 102006 Jul 12

Publication series

NameProceedings - 5th IEEE/ACIS Int. Conf. on Comput. and Info. Sci., ICIS 2006. In conjunction with 1st IEEE/ACIS, Int. Workshop Component-Based Software Eng., Softw. Archi. and Reuse, COMSAR 2006
Volume2006

Other

Other5th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science, ICIS 2006. In conjunction with 1st IEEE/ACIS International Workshop on Component-Based Software Engineering, Software Architecture and Reuse, COMSAR 2006
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period06/7/1006/7/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Takizawa, H., Yamada, N., Sakai, S., & Kobayashi, H. (2006). Radiative heat transfer simulation using programmable graphics hardware. In Proceedings - 5th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science, ICIS 2006. In conjunction with 1st IEEE/ACIS International Workshop on Component-Based Software Engineering, S (pp. 29-37). [1651966] (Proceedings - 5th IEEE/ACIS Int. Conf. on Comput. and Info. Sci., ICIS 2006. In conjunction with 1st IEEE/ACIS, Int. Workshop Component-Based Software Eng., Softw. Archi. and Reuse, COMSAR 2006; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIS-COMSAR.2006.70