Experiences with Non-local Material Models
in Parallel Explicit Dynamics

Bořek Patzák, Daniel Rypl, Zdeněk Bittnar

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


The present paper summarizes the developed parallel algorithm for explicit time integration with efficient nonlocal material model support, within the framework of finite element method. A central difference method is used to discretize equilibrium equation in time and the application of both dual partitioning techniques is discussed. The efficiency of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated by 3D analysis on several parallel architectures.