WIT Press


A Parallel Implementation Of The Laplace Transform BEM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE960211

Volume

14

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

598 kb

Author(s)

A.J. Davies, D. Crann & J. Mushtaq

Abstract

The Laplace transform in time provides an alternative to the finite difference method for the solution of diffusion problems using the boundary element method. The advantage is that the Laplace transform method does not require a large number of boundary element solutions, as do finite difference methods, to satisfy stability criteria. The process is ideally suited to parallel computation on a distributed memory architecture since there is no interprocessor communication required during the solution process. An implementation on a transputer network verifies this with almost linear speed- up.

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