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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 38
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper III.3

Next Generation of O-O Database Techniques in Finite Element Analysis

K. Orsborn and T. Risch

Engineering Databases and Systems Laboratory, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden

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K. Orsborn, T. Risch, "Next Generation of O-O Database Techniques in Finite Element Analysis", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Computational Structures Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 121-136, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.38.3.3
Future database management systems (DBMSs) must be able to meet the requirements of scientific and engineering applications. In contrast to traditional administrative database applications, scientific and engineering applications usually involve models and analysis methods of higher complexity that require extensions of existing database technology. This include a support for domain-specific data modelling capabilities while preserving an efficient data processing. This paper treats the use of the next generation of database technology in implementing finite element analysis (FEA) applications. The architecture of the FEAMOS system is presented, that integrates an existing FEA program with an extensible and main-memory resident DBMS. By embedding the DBMS within the FEA application, it can take immediate advantage of general database facilities. The DBMS can handle tailored data structures and algorithms required by the application. It has been shown that the integrated system can provide competitive performance and it is believed that adaptable database technology can play an important role for implementing future FEA applications.

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