The Frontal Method for Finite Element Analysis on IBM-3090 Vector Computer

Date of Award

Spring 5-1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Program/Concentration

Civil Engineering

Committee Director

Duc T. Nguyen

Committee Member

Isao Ishibashi

Committee Member

Leon R. Wang

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.E54K36

Abstract

In this report, a Finite Element program based on the Frontal method was implemented on the IBM-3090 to exploit the vector capabilities offered by modern high performance vector computers. The overall computational speed for the Frontal Finite Element program was increased by 30% when the vector instructions were introduced. The Frontal solution for a system of simultaneous linear equations, however, has shown only minor improvement when vector instructions were used. More improvement in computational speed and memory storage can be expected by using the Parallel Frontal method with Substructures.

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DOI

10.25777/a8cd-7m55

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