WIT Press


A Parallel Finite Element Software Package: Design And Implementation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ASE930331

Volume

3

Pages

15

Published

1993

Size

1,157 kb

Author(s)

F.H. Chishti & M. Razaz

Abstract

A parallel finite element software package: design and implementation F.H. Chishti, M. Razaz School of Information Systems, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK ABSTRACT This paper describes the design and implementation of a parallel finite element software package capable of solving linear boundary value problems on a network of transputers. Many of the design and development issues are discussed that had to be considered in the evolution of efficient software for running on a distributed memory MIMD computer. Typical experimental results are presented and discussed. INTRODUCTION Users of finite element techniques would undoubtedly benefit from increased computer resources since this would enable the consideration of more complex problems, finer meshes, larger models and higher order elements and will result in faster solution times. Parallel processing offers a natural approach to improving computational power and achieving significantly improved performance. T

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