Computational Aspects of Microplane Models
and a Proposed Parallel Algorithm

Bořek Patzák, Jiří Němeček, Daniel Rypl, Zdeněk Bittnar

Department of Structural Mechanics
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Czech Technical University in Prague
Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague, Czech Republic


This paper discusses the microplane models from the computational point of view. The basic introduction to microplane based models will be given. The computational aspects of these models will be discussed in details and an efficient parallel algorithm for explicit time integration will be proposed. The efficiency of the algorithm will be presented.