PCG Algorithms for Development of PC level Parallel Structural Analysis Method

PC level 병렬 구조해석법 개발을 위한 PCG 알고리즘

  • 박효선 (영남대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 박성무 (영남대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 권윤한 (영남대학교 건축공학과)
  • Published : 1998.10.01


The computational environment in which engineers perform their designs has been rapidly evolved from coarse serial machines to massively parallel machines. Although the recent development of high-performance computers are available for a number of years, only limited successful applications of the new computational environments in computational structural engineering field has been reported due to its limited availability and large cost associated with high-performance computing. As a new computational model for high-performance engineering computing without cost and availability problems, parallel structural analysis models for large scale structures on a network of personal computers (PCs) are presented in this paper. In structural analysis solving routine for the linear system of equations is the most time consuming part. Thus, the focus is on the development of efficient preconditioned conjugate gradient (PCG) solvers on the proposed computational model. Two parallel PCG solvers, PPCG-I and PPCG-II, are developed and applied to analysis of large scale space truss structures.