Parallel processing is an effective computation in which many calculations are carried out simultaneously. In this paper, effects of shared-memory parallel processing on Large Eddy Simulations (LES) in ANSYS Fluent are presented. Fluent provides parallel processing to improve the speed of running programs. LES is one of the most popular viscosity models for turbulence used in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Three kinds of LES with different sub-grid turbulence models were evaluated: Smagorinsky-Lilly Model (Lilly model), Wall-Adapting Local Eddy-viscosity Model (WALE model) and Wall Modeled Large Eddy Simulation (WMLES model). The running speed of the different models simulating a square duct on a single computer are compared. The relationship between wall-clock time and number of processors reveals the performances of different LES models. The part of the time that is not parallelizable such as file IO and data transfer is also considered based on Amdahl’s law.

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