Objects and finite elements: an holistic approach to computational speed issues

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    Abstract

    One of the concerns often expressed about the use of object oriented methods in numerical software is the possible loss of computational speed. There are three components in engineering analysis: the user, the mathematical methods and the computer. This paper describes an object oriented finite element program which uses a distributed data model. It is shown that this model enables these three components to work together more harmoniously, leading to more efficient software. The program uses a sub-structure based calculation strategy, and multi-threading.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in engineering computational technology
    EditorsBarry H V Topping
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    PublisherCivil-Comp Press
    Pages239-247
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)0948749555
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event1st International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology/4th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology - EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
    Duration: 18 Aug 199821 Aug 1998
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    Conference

    Conference1st International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology/4th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityEDINBURGH
    Period18/08/9821/08/98
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