- Volume 21 Issue 12
A parallel approach using a network of engineering workstations is presented for the efficient computation in the elastoplastic analysis of strip rolling process. The domain decomposition method coupled with the frontal solver for elimination of internal degrees of freedom in each subdomain is used. PVM is used for message passing and synchronization between processors. A 2-D plane strain problem and the strip rolling process are analyzed to demonstrate the performance of the algorithm and factors that have a great effect on efficiency are discussed. In spite of much communication time on the network the result illustrates the advantages of this parallel algorithm over its corresponding sequential algorithm.
Parallel Finite Element Method;Distributive Processing;Strip Rolling