The Frontal Method for Finite Element Analysis on IBM-3090 Vector Computer
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Duc T. Nguyen
Leon R. Wang
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.E54K36
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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"The Frontal Method for Finite Element Analysis on IBM-3090 Vector Computer"
(1990). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/a8cd-7m55