25 November – Pierre Gosselet: Asynchronous Global/Local coupling

Pierre Gosselet: Thursday 25th November at 11:00


ABSTRACT: Non-intrusive global/local coupling can be seen as an exact iterative version of the submodeling (structural zoom) technique widely used by industry in their simulations. A global model, coarse but capable of identifying general trends in the structure, is locally patched by fine models with refined geometries, materials and meshes. The coupling is achieved by alternating Dirichlet resolutions on the patches and global resolutions with a well-chosen immersed Neumann condition. After the preliminary work of (Whitcomb, 1991), the method has been rediscovered by many authors. Our work starts with (Gendre et al., 2009). From a theoretical point of view, the method is related to the optimized Schwarz domain decomposition methods (Gosselet et al., 2018). It has been applied in many contexts (localized or generalized (visco)plasticity, stochastic calculations, cracking, damage, fatigue…).

In the ANR project ADOM, we are working on the implementation of an asynchronous version of the method. The expected benefits of asynchronism (Magoulès et al., 2018; Glusa et al., 2020) are to reach the solution faster, to adapt to many computational hardware by being more resilient in case of poor load balancing, network latencies or even outages.

During the presentation, I will show how to adapt the global/local coupling to asynchronism and will illustrate its performance on thermal and linear elasticity calculations.

This work is realized with the support of National Research Agency, project [ANR-18-CE46-0008].

[1] Gendre, Lionel et al. (2009). “Non-intrusive and exact global/local techniques for structural problems with local plasticity”. In: Computational Mechanics 44.2, pp. 233–245.

[2] Glusa, Christian et al. (2020). “Scalable Asynchronous Domain Decomposition Solvers”. In: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 42.6, pp. C384–C409. doi: 10.1137/19M1291303.

[3] Gosselet, Pierre et al. (2018). “Non-invasive global-local coupling as a Schwarz domain decomposition method: acceleration and generalization”. In: Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences 5.4. doi: 10.1186/s40323-018-0097-4.

[4] Magoulès, Frédéric and Guillaume Gbikpi-Benissan (Nov. 2018). “Asynchronous Parareal Time Discretization For Partial Differential Equations”. In: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 40.6, pp. C704–C725. doi: 10.1137/17m1149225.

[5] Whitcomb, J. D. (1991). “Iterative global/local finite element analysis”. In: Computers and structures 40.4, pp. 1027–1031.

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