Machine independent algorithm for concurrent finite-element problems.

Buchanan, William J and Gupta, Naren K (1996) Machine independent algorithm for concurrent finite-element problems. In: 3rd International IEEE Conference on Computation in Electromagnetics, 1996. IEEE, London, UK, pp. 17-20. ISBN 0-85296-657-1

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The finite-element method, initially developed for mechanical and civil engineering applications, is now applied to electromagnetics. This paper describes how parallel processing applies to finite-element simulations. The methods discussed are the parallel Gaussian elimination and the parallel active column solver. Both methods reduce the time taken to determine the global coefficient matrix. The paper discusses the suitability of row- and column-based approaches when applying the parallel Gaussian method to parallel processing. The parallel active column solver uses a skyline storage technique.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-85296-657-1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parallel processing; finite-element simulations; Parallel Gaussian Elimination; Parallel Active Column Solver; global coefficient matrix; skyline storage;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 510 Mathematics > 515 Analysis
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Item ID: 4017
Depositing User: Professor Bill Buchanan
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 14:57
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 15:24

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