WIT Press


High Performance Computing Using AUTODYN-3D

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPC000271

Volume

23

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

1,064 kb

Author(s)

M. S. Cowler, O. La'adan T. Ohta

Abstract

High performance computing using AUTODYN-3D M. S. Cowler', O. La'adan\ T. Ohta^ ' Century Dynamics Incorporated, USA. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. * CRC Research Institute Incorporated, Japan. Abstract Computer simulations of dynamic events such as impact and penetration, blast wave loading of structures and underwater explosions have become increasingly important tools for understanding such phenomena. AUTODYN-3D is a general- purpose computer code that has been developed specifically for analyzing dynamic events of this kind. The program offers users a variety of numerical techniques with which to solve their problems. These include Lagrange, Shell, Euler, ALE (Arbitrary Lagrange Euler) and SPH (Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics) processors. As reliance on simulation becomes accepted, the complexity of the problems to be solved increases in size and resolution. However, the practical computation of these very large simulations has been restrained by the

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