Parallelising the boundary element method using ParaFEM

I. M. Smith, L. Margetts, Gernot Beer, C. Duenser

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Abstract

A crucial feature of the Boundary Element Method (BEM) in comparison with the Finite Element Method (FEM) is the reduction in nodes (equations to be solved) because these are limited to the surface of the analysed body. On the other hand BEM element matrices become large as problem sizes grow and the need to handle fully populated , non-symmetric global matrices leads to challenging analyses which are best realized when parallel algorithms are used. ParaFEM (ParaFEM Web Reference, 2004) is an open source parallel MPI library originally developed for the FEM. The present paper demonstrates the ease with which ParaFEM was used to parallelise BEM calculations. Example problems demonstrate good parallel scaling.

Originalspracheenglisch
TitelProceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics NUMOG 10 - Numerical Models in Geomechanics NUMOG 10
Seiten177-181
Seitenumfang5
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2007
Veranstaltung10th International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics NUMOG 10 - Numerical Models in Geomechanics NUMOG 10 - Rhodes, Griechenland
Dauer: 25 Apr 200727 Apr 2007

Konferenz

Konferenz10th International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics NUMOG 10 - Numerical Models in Geomechanics NUMOG 10
LandGriechenland
OrtRhodes
Zeitraum25/04/0727/04/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bodenkunde
  • Numerische Mathematik

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Smith, I. M., Margetts, L., Beer, G., & Duenser, C. (2007). Parallelising the boundary element method using ParaFEM. in Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics NUMOG 10 - Numerical Models in Geomechanics NUMOG 10 (S. 177-181)