A Parallel Implementation of the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method
The MONACO code provides a 2d/axi-symmetric/3d capability for simulating rarefied, nonequilibrium flows. It employs the particle based direct simulation Monte Carlo technique. The code is optimized for efficient execution on scalar work-stations. It is also designed for execution in a parallel computing environment through the use of domain decomposition. In our research, we have successfully run MONACO on the following machines: IBM SP-2/SP, SGI Origin-2000, a cluster of Alpha processors, a cluster of Pentium processors.
Features of the code include:
- Structured and/or unstructured grids
- General gas mixtures
- Rotational and vibrational energy
- Chemical reactions
- Gas-surface interaction
A copy of the code may be obtained through Professor Boyd. Please note that the following restrictions apply:
- The code may only be used within the United States and may not be disclosed to a third party.
- Problems with or modifications to the code should be reported to Iain D. Boyd.
- The University of Michigan reserves the right to make unlimited use of any reported modifications.