Parallel solution of soil-structure interaction problems on pc clusters

Bahçecioğlu, Tunç
Numerical assessment of soil structure interaction problems require heavy computational efforts because of the dynamic and iterative (nonlinear) nature of the problems. Furthermore, modeling soil-structure interaction may require finer meshes in order to get reliable results. Latest computing technologies must be utilized to achieve results in reasonable run times. This study focuses on development and implantation of a parallel dynamic finite element analysis method for numerical solution of soil-structure interaction problems. For this purpose first, an extensible parallel finite element analysis library was developed. Then this library was extended with algorithms that implement the parallel dynamic solution method. Parallel dynamic solution algorithm is based on Implicit Newmark integration algorithm. This algorithm was parallelized using MPI (Message Passing Interface). For numerical modeling of soil material an equivalent linear material model was used. Additional numerical verification of the implemented equivalent linear material model was shown by comparisons with EduShake software. Several tests were done to benchmark and demonstrate parallel performance of implemented algorithms.


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Citation Formats
T. Bahçecioğlu, “Parallel solution of soil-structure interaction problems on pc clusters,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.