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PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL, STRUCTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: J. Kruis, Y. Tsompanakis and B.H.V. Topping
Large-scale Finite Element analysis using a Web-Based Cloud Computer Aided Engineering Platform
Y. Ihara, G. Hashimoto and H. Okuda
Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Y. Ihara, G. Hashimoto, H. Okuda, "Large-scale Finite Element analysis using a Web-Based Cloud Computer Aided Engineering Platform", in J. Kruis, Y. Tsompanakis, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 219, 2015. doi:10.4203/ccp.108.219
Keywords: cloud computing, CAE, finite element, parallel computing.
This paper proposes the design of a cloud computer aided engineering (CAE) platform in order to facilitate the development of an all-in-one system with a GUI on the platform. As the platform is independent of particular CAE applications, it is possible to apply various CSM/CFD solvers. Since the platform is a web-based system, a CAE user can use it anytime or anywhere through any device where a web browser is installed. Moreover, the platform's components take account of applications to large-scale structural analyses. As numerical examples, large-scale finite element analyses are run through the cloud CAE platform These examples confirm that this system has the ability for processing CAE problems which have a hundred million degrees of freedom.
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