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Saxe-Coburg Publications
Computational Technology Publications
B.H.V. Topping and A.I. Khan

This book describes in detail the main procedures for the parallelisation of the finite element method for distributed memory architectures. The contents of the book include:

  • an introduction to parallel and distributed parallel processing
  • parallel programming in C
  • routing techniques for message passing
  • linear finite element analysis
  • parallel adaptive unstructured remeshing
  • domain decomposition
  • parallel dynamic relaxation
  • bibliography
The procedures described in the book are applicable to distributed memory computer architectures including closely coupled parallel computers and loosely coupled networks of workstations. The book will be of interest to engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians working on the application of high performance computing to finite element methods.

The C source code for the main procedures described in the book are available from the authors' webpage.

Authors' webpage

Saxe-Coburg Publications, hardback: 320 pages
1996: ISBN 1-874672-00-8 price £95