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High Performance Computing in Structural Engineering

1st Edition

By Hojjat Adeli, Roesdiman Soegiarso

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780849320910
pub: 1998-11-30

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High-performance multiprocessor computers provide new and interesting opportunities to solve large-scale structural engineering problems. However, the development of new computational models and algorithms that exploit the unique architecture of these machines remains a challenge.

High Performance Computing in Structural Engineering explores the use of supercomputers with vectorization and parallel processing capabilities in structural engineering applications. The book focuses on the optimization of large structures subjected to the complicated, implicit, and discontinuous constraints of commonly used design codes and presents robust parallel-algorithms for analysis of these structures.

The authors apply the algorithms to and analyze the performance of minimum weight designs of large, steel space trusses and moment-resisting frames, with or without bracings, consisting of discrete standard shapes. They clearly show that adroit and judicious use of vectorization techniques can improved the speedup of an optimization algorithm, and that parallel processing can lead to even further speedup.

With its review of the necessary background material, generous illustrations, and unique content, this is the definitive resource for the analysis and optimization of structure on shared-memory multiprocessor computers. By extension, High Performance Computing in Structural Engineering will prove equally valuable in distributed computing on a cluster of workstations


"Someone actively working in this field would find High-Performance Computing in Structural Engineering useful"…This book contains many 'step-by-step' algorithms and numerous high quality figures."

--B. H. Thacker,Applied Mechanics, review (Vol. 54, No. 3 March 2001).

Table of Contents


Stiffness Method

Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equations

Vectorization Techniques

Parallel-Vector Algorithms for Analysis of Large Structures

Impact of Vecorization on Large-Scale Structural Optimization

Optimization of Large Steel Structures Using Standard Cross Sections

Optimum Load and Resistance Factor Design of Large Steel Structures

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering