Parallel Computation of 3-D Soil-Structure Interaction in Time Domain with a Coupled FEM/SBFEM Approach

Autores UPV


This paper introduces a parallel algorithm for the scaled boundary finite element method (SBFEM). The application code is designed to run on clusters of computers, and it enables the analysis of large-scale soil-structure-interaction problems, where an unbounded domain has to fulfill the radiation condition for wave propagation to infinity. The main focus of the paper is on the mathematical description and numerical implementation of the SBFEM. In particular, we describe in detail the algorithm to compute the acceleration unit impulse response matrices used in the SBFEM as well as the solvers for the Riccati and Lyapunov equations. Finally, two test cases validate the new code, illustrating the numerical accuracy of the results and the parallel performances. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011.