Hyper-real-time ice simulation and modeling using GPGPU

Alawneh, Shadi (2014) Hyper-real-time ice simulation and modeling using GPGPU. Doctoral (PhD) thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Simulation of the behaviour of a ship operating in pack ice is a computationally intensive process to which General Purpose Computing on Graphical Processing Units (GPGPU) can be applied. GPGPU is the use of a GPU (graphics processing unit) to do general purpose scientific and engineering computing. The model for GPU computing is to use a CPU and GPU together in a heterogeneous co-processing computing platform. The sequential part of the application runs on the CPU and the computationally-intensive part is accelerated by the GPU. From the users perspective, the application just runs faster because it is using the high-performance of the GPU to boost performance. This thesis presents an efficient parallel implementation of such a simulator developed using the NVIDIA Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA). This simulator can be used to give users the ability to analyze ice-interactions for design, assessment and training purposes. This thesis also describes the execution of experiments to evaluate the performance of the simulator and to validate the numerical modeling of ship operations in pack ice. It also describes the useful applications that have been done using this simulator in planning ice management activities.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral (PhD))
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6494
Item ID: 6494
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-136).
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: May 2014
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Ice breaking operations--Computer simulation; Image processing--Digital techniques; Ice mechanics--Mathematical models; Ice floes--Mathematical models

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