Structural Sensitivity Analysis on a Parallel Computer

Date of Award

Summer 1987

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Civil & Environmental Engineering


Civil Engineering

Committee Director

Duc T. Nguyen

Committee Member

Zia Razzaq

Committee Member

Leon R. L. Wang

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.E54T42


Substructuring formulation using adjoint variable approach has been developed for design sensitivity analysis and optimization of large scale structures. In this study, the procedure for statics and sensitivity analysis are re-examined to propose a programming scheme which can be implemented either in a sequential or parallel environment. The computational times of the substructuring formulation using a single processor versus multi-processors are compared to see the effectiveness of the formulation in the concurrent computing environment.


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