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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 V.2

A Nonlinear Finite Element Program with Adaptive Mesh Refinement for a MIMD Parallel Computer

E. Stein, O. Klaas and R. Niekamp

Institut für Baumechanik und Numerische Mechanik, Universität of Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
E. Stein, O. Klaas, R. Niekamp, "A Nonlinear Finite Element Program with Adaptive Mesh Refinement for a MIMD Parallel Computer", in B.H.V. Topping, M. Papadrakakis, (Editors), "Advances in Parallel and Vector Processing for Structural Mechanics", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 191-197, 1994. doi:10.4203/ccp.20.5.2
Abstract
A parallel implementation of an adaptive finite element program is treated. In conjunction with a conjugate gradient solver, where preconditioning is done by hierarchical bases (including a coarse grid solver) and by new methods of dynamic load balancing an efficient methodology for treating adaptive finite element systems is shown. The different levels of nested meshes needed for preconditioning are governed either by global or by adaptive mesh refinements.

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