SOLVCON is a collection of conservation-law solvers that use the space-time
Conservation Element and Solution Element (CESE) method [Chang95]. The equations to be
solved are formulated as:
where is the unknown vector, ,
, and the Jacobian matrices,
and the source term.
Clone the hg repository from
$ hg clone https://bitbucket.org/solvcon/solvcon
SOLVCON needs the following packages: gcc 4.3+ (clang
on OSX works as well), SCons 2+, Python 2.7, Cython 0.16+,
Numpy 1.5+, LAPACK, NetCDF 4+, SCOTCH 6.0+, Nose 1.0+, Paramiko 1.14+, boto 2.29.1+, gmsh 2.5+,
and VTK 5.6+.
In the contrib/ directory, you can find the scripts for installing these
The binary part of SOLVCON should be built with SCons:
Then add the installation path to the environment variables $PATH and
Additional build and tests:
Building document requires Sphinx 1.1.2+,
Sphinxcontrib issue tracker 0.11, and graphviz 2.28+. Once the binary of SOLVCON is built, the
following commands can build the document:
The built document will be available at doc/build/html/.
Unit tests should be run with Nose:
Another set of tests are collected in ftests/ directory, and can be run
Some tests in ftests/ involve remote procedure call (RPC) that uses ssh. You need to set up the public key
authentication to properly run them.
- Papers and presentations:
- Published Applications of SOLVCON
- Yung-Yu Chen,
A Multi-Physics Software Framework on Hybrid Parallel Computing for
High-Fidelity Solutions of Conservation Laws,
Ph.D. Thesis, The Ohio State University, United States, Aug. 2011.
- PyCon US 2011 talk: slides and video
- Yung-Yu Chen, David Bilyeu, Lixiang Yang, and Sheng-Tao John Yu,
“SOLVCON: A Python-Based CFD Software Framework for Hybrid
49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting,
January 4-7 2011, Orlando, Florida.
AIAA Paper 2011-1065
- The CESE method:
- The CE/SE working group: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/microbus/
- The CESE research group at OSU: http://cfd.solvcon.net/research.html
- Selected papers:
- Sin-Chung Chang, “The Method of Space-Time Conservation Element and
Solution Element – A New Approach for Solving the Navier-Stokes and
Euler Equations”, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 119, Issue
2, July 1995, Pages 295-324. doi: 10.1006/jcph.1995.1137
- Xiao-Yen Wang, Sin-Chung Chang, “A 2D Non-Splitting Unstructured
Triangular Mesh Euler Solver Based on the Space-Time Conservation Element
and Solution Element Method”, Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal,
Volume 8, Issue 2, 1999, Pages 309-325.
- Zeng-Chan Zhang, S. T. John Yu, Sin-Chung Chang, “A Space-Time
Conservation Element and Solution Element Method for Solving the Two- and
Three-Dimensional Unsteady Euler Equations Using Quadrilateral and
Hexahedral Meshes”, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 175, Issue
1, Jan. 2002, Pages 168-199. doi: 10.1006/jcph.2001.6934
- Related Links
- Other Software for Solving PDEs
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