Abstract

The research contained herein yielded an open source interpolation library implemented in and designed for use with the Python programming language. This library, named smbinterp, provides an interpolation to an arbitrary degree of accuracy. The library is parametric in that is can take input from the user to adjust the underlying interpolation mechanism. The characteristics and behavior of the library according to the adjustment of these parameters is presented herein, as well as the results of a mesh resolution study depicting the accuracy obtained by the library. The smbinterp library was designed with parallel computing environments in mind. The library includes modules that allow for its use in high-performance computing environments. These modules were implemented using built-in Python modules to simplify deployment. This implementation was found to scale linearly approximately 180 participating compute processes. The smbinterp library was designed to be mesh agnostic. A plugin system was implemented that allows end users to conveniently and consistently present their numerical results to the library for rapid prototyping and integration. Two plugins are provided as examples and for documentation of the plugin mechanism.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering

Rights

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Date Submitted

2011-08-10

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd4756

Keywords

Stephen M. McQuay, smbinterp, N-th-order accurate general interpolation, distributed, calculation schemes, multiphysics simulation

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