A Finite Element System for the CDC CYBER 205

by R. D. VanLuchene, Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Parallel and Distributed Processing in Structural Engineering


This paper summarizes some of the special considerations required for finite element system development on the CDC CYBER 205. A means of constructing an efficient database is presented. Discussions involving element level calculations, equation solution methods, and nonlinear problem topics are included. The technique presented in this paper have been implemented in a static finite element system. Performance of this system is compared with conventional finite element systems for a variety of problem types. The CYBER system requires one-fifth to one-tenth of the central processing unit (CPU) effort required by the conventional systems. Input/output (I/O) resources consumed by the conventional systems are four to eighty times that consumed by the CYBER system.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Internet | Nonlinear analysis | Databases | System analysis | Structural systems | Nonlinear finite element analysis

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