Parallel Boundary Elements: A Portable 3-D Elastostatic Implementation for Shared Memory Systems

  • Manoel T. F. Cunha
  • J. C. F. Telles
  • Alvaro L. G. A. Coutinho
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3402)


This paper presents the parallel implementation of a computer program for the solution of three-dimensional elastostatic problems using the Boundary Element Method (BEM). The Fortran code is written for shared memory systems using standard and portable libraries: OpenMP and LAPACK. The implementation process provides guidelines to develop highly portable parallel BEM programs, applicable to many engineering problems. Numerical experiments performed in the solution of a real-life problem on a SGI Origin 2000, a Cray SV1ex and a NEC SX-6 show the effectiveness of the proposed approach.


Boundary Element Boundary Element Method Shared Memory Internal Point Quadratic Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manoel T. F. Cunha
    • 1
  • J. C. F. Telles
    • 1
  • Alvaro L. G. A. Coutinho
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – COPPE / PECRio de JaneiroBrasil

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