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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 20
ADVANCES IN PARALLEL AND VECTOR PROCESSING FOR STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and M. Papadrakakis
Paper III.2

Adaption of a Finite Element Solver for the Analysis of Flexible Mechanisms to Parallel Processing Systems

D. Coulon*, M. Geradin* and C. Farhat#

*LTAS, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
#University of Colorado, Boulder, United States of America

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
D. Coulon, M. Geradin, C. Farhat, "Adaption of a Finite Element Solver for the Analysis of Flexible Mechanisms to Parallel Processing Systems", in B.H.V. Topping, M. Papadrakakis, (Editors), "Advances in Parallel and Vector Processing for Structural Mechanics", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 83-92, 1994. doi:10.4203/ccp.20.3.2
Abstract
This paper presents the different steps followed to adapt an existing sequential package for the analysis of flexible mechanisms to parallel processing. In the first step, we started studying the adaptation of a direct solver to shared memory computers with a small number of processors. This first parallel approach led us to reformulate the sequential algorithm in order to improve the sequential solver itself and to prepare a new version which could be more scalable on a higher number of processors.

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