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Finite-Element Analysis on a PC
September/October 1991 (vol. 8 no. 5)
pp. 50-57

The authors describe how they achieved mainframe performance by coding the Cosmos/M finite-element analysis system, a commercial product, for a PC enhanced with a parallel-processing board. The discussion covers design goals, algorithm design, implementation and debugging, performance optimization, and scalability. They focus on financial, algorithmic, and numerical issues, with almost no reference to the numerical principles involved in solving stress-analysis equations.

Index Terms:
mainframe performance; Cosmos/M finite-element analysis system; PC; parallel-processing board; algorithm design; debugging; performance optimization; scalability; finite element analysis; microcomputer applications; parallel programming
Citation:
Jon Flower, Adam Kolawa, Timothy Liang, Victor Weingarten, "Finite-Element Analysis on a PC," IEEE Software, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 50-57, Sept.-Oct. 1991, doi:10.1109/52.84216
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