On the Analysis of Porous Media Dynamics Using a Dune-PANDAS Interface

  • Maik Schenke
  • Wolfgang Ehlers
Conference paper


The increasing complexity of numerical models and the requirement for more computational power is covered by multi-processor and multi-core hardware architectures. In order to exploit the capabilities of these machines, parallel algorithms are necessary. Therefore, the following article will describe first attempts in parallelizing the finite-element code PANDAS through an interface to the parallel software framework Dune. In this regard, this connection will overcome the computational limits of the sequential finite-element code PANDAS by introducing its material definitions to the Dune framework, in particular, to the external Dune module Dune-PDELab. As a first example, the propagation of a two-dimensional elastic shear-wave through a fluid-saturated soil will be analyzed in a non-parallel environment.


Solid Skeleton Seepage Velocity Porous Medium Model Argument List External Load Vector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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