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Machine independent algorithm for concurrent finite-element problems.

  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.

  • Date:

    30 November 1995

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    IEEE

  • DOI:

    10.1049/cp:19960150

  • Library of Congress:

    QA Mathematics

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    515 Analysis

Citation

Buchanan, W. J. & Gupta, N. K. (1995). Machine independent algorithm for concurrent finite-element problems. In 3rd International IEEE Conference on Computation in Electromagnetics, 1996, 17-20. doi:10.1049/cp:19960150. ISBN 0-85296-657-1

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Keywords

Parallel processing; finite-element simulations; Parallel Gaussian Elimination; Parallel Active Column Solver; global coefficient matrix; skyline storage;

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