The computational cost of fluid simulations increases rapidly with grid resolution. This has given a hard limit on the ability of simulations to accurately resolve small-scale features of complex flows. Here we use a machine learning approach to learn a numerical discretization that retains high accuracy even when the solution is under-resolved with classical methods. We apply this approach to passive scalar advection in a two-dimensional turbulent flow. The method maintains the same accuracy as traditional high-order flux-limited advection solvers, while using 4× lower grid resolution in each dimension. The machine learning component is tightly integrated with traditional finite-volume schemes and can be trained via an end-to-end differentiable programming framework. The solver can achieve near-peak hardware utilization on CPUs and accelerators via convolutional filters.
|Journal||Physical Review Fluids|
|State||Published - Jun 2021|