Parallel Processing Applied on the Electric Grounding Systems Design

  • Marco Aurélio S. Birchal
  • Maria Helena M. Vale
  • Silvério Visacro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4331)


Electrical engineering is a source of problems that can take advantage of the parallel processing on computing. It happens once the kind of numeric solution is often done by the evaluation of linear equations put in matrix style. Concrete encased grounding systems are a powerful answer to the grounding design problem. It uses the metal embedded in the concrete structure of the building as grounding electrodes. Nevertheless, the great demand of computer processing, necessary to calculate such a grounding system, makes it difficult to use sequential program implementation. This paper presents the basis of the engineering problem and a parallel tool, called PENCAPS, that implements the numeric solution developed to solve concrete encased electrode grounding systems.


Potential Profile Grounding System Main Matrix Parallel Tool High Performance Processing 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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