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Title:Topology Optimization with Unstructured Meshes on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)
Author(s):Zegard Latrach, Tomas
Advisor(s):Paulino, Glaucio H.
Department / Program:Civil & Environmental Eng
Discipline:Civil Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Topology Optimization
Finite Element Methods (FEM)
Graphical Processing Units (GPUs)
Unstructured Meshes
Abstract:The present work investigates the feasibility of nite element methods and topology optimization for unstructured meshes in massively parallel computer architectures, more speci cally on Graphics Processing Units or GPUs. Algorithms for every step in these methods are proposed and benchmarked with varied results. The ultimate goal of this work is to speed up the topology optimization process by means of parallel computing using o -the-shelf hardware. To further facilitate future application and deployment, a transparent massively parallel topology optimization code was written and tested. Examples are compared with both, a standard sequential version of the code, and a massively parallel version to better illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of this approach.
Issue Date:2011-01-14
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/18360
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Tomas Zegard
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-01-14
Date Deposited:December 2


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