Improved Finite Element Modeling with Q-MESH and PARALIB Parallel Processing

by Edward F. Punch, Punch Software Solutions, Grosse Pointe Farms, United States,
C. Stan Wei, Punch Software Solutions, Grosse Pointe Farms, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond

Abstract: Distributed-memory multiprocessing, based on the Inmos transputer, provides orders-of-magnitude reductions in computing time at the lowest cost per MFLOPS. The PARA_LIB runtime library of parallel codes and equation solvers harnesses this affordable power to practical finite element analysis. In addition, finite element evaluation of alternative designs is greatly simplified by Q-MESH, an innovative interactive graphics interface for creating matching multi-region meshes.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Data processing | Public buildings | Standards and codes | Innovation | Graphic methods | Mesh generation | Mathematical models

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