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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 68
DEVELOPMENTS IN ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VI.1

Research Oriented Software Development Platform for Structural Mechanics: A Solution for Distributed Computing

P. Lorong, F. Ali and G. Coffignal

Laboratoire de Mécanique des Structures, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
P. Lorong, F. Ali, G. Coffignal, "Research Oriented Software Development Platform for Structural Mechanics: A Solution for Distributed Computing", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Engineering Computational Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 93-100, 2000. doi:10.4203/ccp.68.6.1
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to present main ideas we propose, and which are being implemented in a research oriented finite element software NESSY, to facilitate development and capitalisation of software pieces, including parallel capabilities. This is intended in the moving context of a university research Lab, where programming is done by Ph.D students whose main skills are in non-linear mechanics, modelling and simulation. Modularity and parallel processing are organised around a recursive and topological approach of physical domains mainly based on macro-elements and their boundaries. The ability to deal with a recursive data organisation has been designed and implemented inside a kernel called GesDyn to allow efficient analysis, programming and debugging.

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