PENCAPS: A Parallel Application for Electrode Encased Grounding Systems Project

  • Marco Aurélio S. Birchal
  • Maria Helena M. Vale
  • Silvério Visacro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3769)


The design of concrete encased electrode grounding systems by conventional computation procedures is a time-consuming task. It happens once the electromagnetic representation of the physical system requires the calculation of large full matrices. Recently, the possibility of paralleling the procedures involved in such calculations led the authors to implement a C language parallel application, based on MPI (Message Passing Interface). This article presents the engineering problem associated to this development and the fundamental aspects regarding this application, including the evaluation of its efficiency for solution of large grounding systems.


Message Passing Interface Parallel Application Grounding System Soil Resistivity Network File System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Aurélio S. Birchal
    • 1
  • Maria Helena M. Vale
    • 2
  • Silvério Visacro
    • 2
  1. 1.GSDC – Computing and Digital Systems GroupPUC Minas – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.LRC – Lightning Research CenterUFMG – Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil

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