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:

A copy of the code may be obtained through Professor Boyd. Please note that the following restrictions apply:


Funding for the development of MONACO was provided by the Army Research Office and by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.