### 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.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Proc 10 Conf Electron Comput |

Editors | Oktay Ural, Ton-Lo Wang |

Publisher | Publ by ASCE |

Pages | 329-336 |

Number of pages | 8 |

ISBN (Print) | 0872628027 |

State | Published - Jan 1 1991 |

Event | Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Electronic Computation - Indianapolis, IN, USA Duration: Apr 29 1991 → May 1 1991 |

### Publication series

Name | Proc 10 Conf Electron Comput |
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### Other

Other | Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Electronic Computation |
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City | Indianapolis, IN, USA |

Period | 4/29/91 → 5/1/91 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Engineering(all)

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*Proc 10 Conf Electron Comput*(pp. 329-336). (Proc 10 Conf Electron Comput). Publ by ASCE.