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Parallel Explicit Finite Element Dynamics
with Nonlocal Constitutive Models

Borek Patzák, Daniel Rypl, Zdenek Bittnar


Czech Technical University in Prague
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Thákurova 7, 166 29, Prague




Abstract:

The present paper deals with parallelization of explicit time stepping algorithm in a general finite element environment. Particularly, support for nonlocal constitutive models has been considered. A central difference method has been used to discretize the governing equation in time. Modifications of both node-cut and element-cut strategies have been developed to provide efficient support for nonlocal constitutive models. Efficiency of the proposed approach is demonstrated on different hardware platforms.





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Daniel Rypl
2005-12-03