Section: New Software and Platforms


Participant : Simon Ettouati.

Within the framework of the strategic action DIP, Magique-3D collaborates with Total to develop a computing platform, DIVA, meant to produce accurate images of the subsurface. To achieve this, approximate solutions of the first-order wave problem are computed thanks to a Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) Method. It is increasingly difficult to include new numerical schemes developped in the team in the industrial and highly parallel environment of Total.

Elasticus is a sequential library, independent of DIVA and developped in Fortran, to simulate wave propagation in geophysical environment, based on a DG method. It is meant to help PhD students and post-doctoral fellows to easily implement their algorithms in the library. Thus, readability of the code is privileged to optimization of its performances. Developped features should be easily transferred in the computing platform of Total. Contrary to DIVA which only computes approximate solutions with P1, P2 and P3 elements, Elasticus manages arbitrary orders for the spatial discretization with DG method. Matrices on the reference element for arbitrary orders are computed thanks to a library developped by J. Diaz.