Parallel Explicit Finite Element Dynamics
with 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 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.