3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
[STT55-02] Application of High Performance Computing to Earthquake Hazard and Disaster Simulation
Keywords:high performance computing, earthquake hazard, earthquake disaster
This presentation explains recent achievement of applying HPC to earthquake hazard and disaster simulation. Explained are two targets, namely, the seismic structural response of an important structure and the urban earthquake disaster simulation. K computer, the supercomputer in Japan, is used to solve the wave equations of these two targets.
As for the seismic structural response analysis, the numerical treatment of non-linear material properties that include the occurrence and propagation of multiple-cracks is a bottleneck of applying HPC. A new discretization scheme is developed for crack which is discontinuity of displacement function. General purpose numerical analysis methods are being developed which are applicable to structures.
Urban disaster simulation is a challenge for HPC, because an analysis model is an urban area of a few kilometer dimension, which requires large-scale computation and automated model construction. In particular, a fast solver is implemented into a finite element method to solve the wave equation for a model of 100,000,000,000 degree-of-freedom, and a robust and flexible system is developed so that various digital data of an urban area are converted to a set of analysis models.