@inproceedings{446e18fd3af34756afb7884967f3af04,

title = "Parallel frontal solution for large-scale structural analysis",

abstract = "A methodology for large-scale structural analysis using a parallel frontal solution algorithm is developed and implemented on the Alliant FX/80 Multiple Instructions Multiple Data (MIMD) parallel computer. In this solution scheme the well-known frontal method of finite element analysis is adapted to a parallel environment. In a frontal method, the joint assembly and elimination processes are carried out simultaneously. A degree-of-freedom is eliminated from the system equations as soon as the stiffness contributions from all adjacent elements to that degree-of-freedom have been accounted for. Since the global stiffness matrix is never formed, the amount of core storage requirement is small and large-scale structures can be analyzed efficiently.",

author = "Lui, {E. M.} and Zhang, {W. P.}",

year = "1991",

month = jan,

day = "1",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "0872628027",

series = "Proc 10 Conf Electron Comput",

publisher = "Publ by ASCE",

pages = "329--336",

editor = "Oktay Ural and Ton-Lo Wang",

booktitle = "Proc 10 Conf Electron Comput",

note = "Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Electronic Computation ; Conference date: 29-04-1991 Through 01-05-1991",

}