The paper examines software design aspects of implementing parallel and distributed computing for transient structural problems. Overall design is achieved using object and component oriented methods. The ideas are implemented using. NET and the Task Parallel Library (TPL). Parallelisation and distribution is applied both to single problems, and to solving multiple problems. The use of object-oriented design means that the solvers and data are packaged together, and this helps facilitate distributed and parallel solution. Factory objects are used to provide the solvers, and interfaces are used to represent both the factory objects and solvers. This means that the client program is isolated from details of the type of solver used, and its location. When remote solvers are used, the factory object takes care of deciding which remote computers to use for the solvers. The resulting software is demonstrated on a series of problems subjecting space trusses to seismic loading.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|