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Structural Design using Cellular Automata

Slotta, D.J. and Tatting, B. and Watson, L.T. and Gürdal, Z. (2001) Structural Design using Cellular Automata. Technical Report TR-01-02, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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Traditional parallel methods for structural design do not scale well. This paper discusses the application of massively scalable cellular automata (CA) techniques to structural design. There are two sets of CA rules, one used to propagate stresses and strains, and one to perform design analysis. These rules can be applied serially,periodically,or concurrently, and Jacobi or Gauss- Seidel style updating can be done. These options are compared with respect to convergence,speed, and stability.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:cellular automata,massively parallel computation, structural analysis
Subjects:Computer Science > Parallel Computation
ID Code:526
Deposited By:User, Eprints
Deposited On:20 May 2002