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A grid-enabled problem solving environment for parallel computational engineering design

Goodyer, C.E., Berzins, M., Jimack, P.K. and Scales, L.E. (2006) A grid-enabled problem solving environment for parallel computational engineering design. Advances in Engineering Software, 37 (7). pp. 439-449. ISSN 0965-9978

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This paper describes the development and application of a piece of engineering software that provides a problem solving environment (PSE) capable of launching, and interfacing with, computational jobs executing on remote resources on a computational grid. In particular it is demonstrated how a complex, serial, engineering optimisation code may be efficiently parallelised, grid-enabled and embedded within a PSE.

The environment is highly flexible, allowing remote users from different sites to collaborate, and permitting computational tasks to be executed in parallel across multiple grid resources, each of which may be a parallel architecture. A full working prototype has been built and successfully applied to a computationally demanding engineering optimisation problem. This particular problem stems from elastohydrodynamic lubrication and involves optimising the computational model for a lubricant based on the match between simulation results and experimentally observed data.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Advances in Engineering Software.
Keywords: Parallel, Computational grid, Problem solving environments
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Computing (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Assistant
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 22:23
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advengsoft.2005.09.007
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2005.09.007
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1785

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