Parallel computing techniques applied to the simultaneous design of structure and material

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Abstract

In this work a computational procedure for two-scale topology optimization problem using parallel computing techniques is developed. The goal is to obtain simultaneously the best structure and material, minimizing structural compliance. An algorithmic strategy is presented in a suitable way for parallelization. In terms of parallel computing facilities, an IBM Cluster 1350 is used comprising 70 computing nodes each with two dual core processors, for a total of 280 cores. Scalability studies are performed with mechanical structures of low/moderate dimensions. Finally the applicability of the proposed methodology is demonstrated solving a grand challenge problem that is the simulation of trabecular bone adaptation.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)219-227
JournalAdvances In Engineering Software
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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