cluster computing for mechanical structural FEM models

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at
Wed Oct 1 18:27:58 EDT 2003

I'm looking for references to work on distributed computing for structural 
models like trusses and spaceframes.  They are typically sparse/diagonalish 
matrices that represent the masses and springs, so distributing the work in 
a cluster seems a natural fit.

Anybody done anything like this (as a demonstration, e.g.) say, using 
NASTRAN inputs?

James Lux, P.E.
Spacecraft Telecommunications Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena CA 91109
tel: (818)354-2075
fax: (818)393-6875

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