The frontal method in hydrodynamics simulations

Computers and Fluids


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The frontal solution method has proven to be an effective means of solving the matrix equations resulting from the application of the finite element method to a variety of problems. In this study, several versions of the frontal method were compared in efficiency for several hydrodynamics problems. Three basic modifications were shown to be of value: 1. Elimination of equations with boundary conditions beforehand, 2. Modification of the pivoting procedures to allow dynamic management of the equation size, and 3. Storage of the eliminated equations in a vector. These modifications are sufficiently general to be applied to other classes of problems. ?? 1980.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The frontal method in hydrodynamics simulations
Series title Computers and Fluids
Volume 8
Issue 2
Year Published 1980
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Computers and Fluids
First page 265
Last page 272
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