The Development and Application of Massively Parallel Solid Mechanics Codes

  • Mike McGlaun
  • Allen Robinson
  • James Peery
Conference paper


Computational physicists at Sandia National Laboratories have moved the Eulerian CTH code, and the arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian ALEGRA code to distributed memory parallel computers. CTH is a three-dimensional solid mechanics code used for large-deformation, shock analysis [1,2]. ALEGRA is a three-dimensional arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian code solid-mechanics code used for coupled large-deformation, shock and structural mechanics problems [3]. This paper discusses our experiences moving the codes to parallel computers, the algorithms we used and our experiences running the codes.


Sandia National Laboratory Rectangular Mesh Single Program Multiple Data Fire Ball Ultimate Conservative Difference Scheme 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike McGlaun
    • 1
  • Allen Robinson
    • 1
  • James Peery
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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