Introduces mechanical engineers to high-performance computing using the new generation of computers with vector and parallel processing capabilities that allow the solution to problems beyond the ken of traditional computers. The chapters present an introduction and overview, explain several methodo
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Preface -- Contributors -- About the Editor -- 1. Parallel Processing and Parallel Machines /Hojjat Adeli and Prasad R. Vishnubhotla -- 2. Parallel Programming Languages and Techniques /Prasad R. Vishnubhotla and Hojjat Adeli -- 3. Basic Concepts for the Development of Parallel Algorithms and Parallel Solution of Linear Systems /Udo Schendel -- 4. Asynchronous Parallel Algorithms for Linear Equations /David John Evans and Nadia Y. Yousif -- 5. Parallel Execution of Ordinary Sequential Programs /Yoichi Muraoka and Hayato Yamana -- 6. Parallel Simulation of Discrete Systems /Richard M. Fujimoto -- 7. Finite Element Analysis on Concurrent Machines /Charbel Farhat -- 8. Applications of Parallel Processing in Structural Engineering /Hsi-Ya Chang and Senol Utku -- 9. Parallel Computations in Solid Mechanics /C.T. Sun and L. S. Chien -- 10. Domain Decomposition: A Unified Approach for Solving Fluid Mechanics Problems on Parallel Computers /Garry Rodrigue -- 11. Parallel Methods for the Solution of Partial Differential Equations with Applications in Groundwater Hydrology /Alexander Peters -- Index.
PROFESSOR HoJJAT ADELi received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1976. He taught at Northwestern University and the University of Utah before joining The Ohio State University in 1983. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, which he founded in 1986. A contributor to 30 research journals, he has authored more than 200 research and technical publications in various fields of computer science and engineering. He is the author of Interactive Microcomputer-Aided Structural Steel Design and coauthor of Expert Systems for Structural Design-A New Generation. He is the editor of Expert Systems in Construction and Structural Engineering, Knowledge Engineering: Volume OneFundamentals and Volume Two-Applications, and Supercomputing in Engineering Analysis (Marcel Dekker, Inc.), and coeditor of the two-volume Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond. Professor Adeli has received numerous academic, research, and leadership awards, honors, and recognition. His recent awards include The Ohio State University College of Engineering 1990 Research Award in Recognition of Outstanding Research Accomplishments and The Ohio State University 1990 Lichtenstein Memorial Award for Faculty Excellence. Most recently, in December, 1990, he received the American Biographical Institute's Man of the Year Award.