Parallel Coupled Analyses in Geotechnical Engineering

  • I. M. Smith
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 397)


Geotechnical materials are multi-phase combinations of solid, fluid and gas. The simplest mathematical formulation of their behaviour is based on Biot-type equations coupling the properties of the solid grains to those of an incompressible porefluid (water). Progress in the large scale computation of geotechnical situations depends on the calculation processes being parallelisable. This paper shows that coupled calculations of importance in geotechnical engineering can be parallelised, and evaluates the performances of different algorithms for solving the governing equations.


Conjugate Gradient Method Iteration Count Geotechnical Engineering Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Minimum Residual Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. M. Smith
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  1. 1.University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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