Title: Finite element analysis of fibre reinforced polymer shells using higher-order shear deformation theories on parallel distributed memory machines

Authors: M. S. Shah, T. Kant

Addresses: Applications Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune-411 007, India. Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai-400 076, India

Abstract: The analysis of fibre reinforced polymer composite (FRPC) structures requires special analytical formulation. An approach based on a higher-order shear deformation theory has been developed and used. Generally this analysis, for a real life problem, imposes great demands on computational requirements. In the present work, the emphasis is on the implementation of FRP analysis software on parallel distributed-memory machine. The parallelisation strategy adopted is explained and some case studies are presented. The performance with respect to number of processors is given and the effectiveness of the parallelisation for solving larger problems is demonstrated.

Keywords: fibre reinforced composites; interlaminar stresses; higher-order shear deformation; finite element method; parallel processing; cholesky solver.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1999.000205

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1999 Vol.12 No.2/3/4/5, pp.206-210

Published online: 13 Jul 2003 *

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