WIT Press

Invited Paper Parallel Finite Element Algorithms Applied To Polymer Flow

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP940291

Volume

4

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

759 kb

Author(s)

R. Keunings, R. Aggarwal, P. Henriksen, D. Vanderstraeten & 0. Zone

Abstract

. Parallel finite element algorithms are proposed for the so- lution of physical problems described by means of non-linear partial differential or integro-diiferential equations of mixed type, using un- structured computational meshes. Typical applications include the flow of viscoelastic fluids and of fiber-reinforced polymer melts. A generic parallel approach to the assembly and solution of the finite element equation sets is described, together with the associated load balancing and mesh partitioning tools. Finally, the proposed algo- rithms are evaluated in the simulation of viscoelastic flows, performed on various distributed memory MIMD

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