Parallel quadrilateral subdomain generation for finite element analysis

J. Sziveri, B. Cheng, A. Bahreininejad, J. Cai, G. Thierauf, B. H V Topping

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In this article the Sub-domain Generation Method (SGM) previously developed for finite element meshes composed of triangular elements is generalised to account for meshes composed of arbitrary quadrilateral elements. A neural network of enhanced accuracy was developed to predict the number of quadrilaterals generated within each coarse quadrilateral element after refinement using an adaptive re-meshing procedure. Partitioning of the meshes was undertaken on the coarse mesh using a genetic algorithm to optimise the partitions considering both load balancing and interprocessor communication of the subsequent finite element analysis. A series of examples of increasing refinement were decomposed by considering a single coarse mesh of a fixed number of elements. © 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd and Civil-Comp Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)809-823
Number of pages15
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
Issue number9-11
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Finite element analysis
  • Meshes
  • Quadrilateral elements
  • Sub-domain generation method


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