Parallel Algorithm for Explicit Dynamics
with Support for Nonlocal Constitutive Models

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 describes the 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 equation in time and the application of both dual partitioning techniques (node-cut and element-cut) is discussed. The efficiency of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated by 3D analysis on a PC cluster.