A Custom Computing Machine Solution for Simulation of Discretized Domain Physical Systems

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1996-06-05
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Virginia Tech
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This thesis describes the implementation of a two-dimensional heat transfer simulation system using a Splash-2 Custom Computing Machine (CCM). This application was implemented as a proof of concept for utilizing CCMs in the simulation of physical systems. This paper discusses physical systems simulation and the need for discretizing the domain of such systems, along with the techniques used for mathematical simulation. Also discussed is the nature of CCMs, and why they are well suited to this application. A detailed description of the approach and implementation is included to full document the design, along with an analysis of the performance of the resulting system.

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CCM, Field programmable gate arrays, Simulation, floating point, Heat--Transmission
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