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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.

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    01 January 1996

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    QA Mathematics

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    515 Analysis


Buchanan, W., Buchanan, W. J., & Gupta, N. K. (1996). 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



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

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