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Parallel-Vector Algorithm For Rapid Structural AnlysisNew algorithm developed to overcome deficiency of skyline storage scheme by use of variable-band storage scheme. Exploits both parallel and vector capabilities of modern high-performance computers. Gives engineers and designers opportunity to include more design variables and constraints during optimization of structures. Enables use of more refined finite-element meshes to obtain improved understanding of complex behaviors of aerospace structures leading to better, safer designs. Not only attractive for current supercomputers but also for next generation of shared-memory supercomputers.
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Other - NASA Tech Brief
Agarwal, Tarun R.
(Old Dominion Univ.)
Nguyen, Duc T.
(Old Dominion Univ.)
Storaasli, Olaf O.
(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 17
Issue: 10
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
Mathematics And Information Sciences
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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