Openmp parallelization of the three-dimensional distinct lattice spring model

G. F. Zhao, L. Sun, Jianbo Zhu, J. N. Fang

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This paper presents the OpenMP parallel implementation of the Distinct Lattice Spring Model (DLSM). The motivation of this study is to reduce the computing time and increase the computational capacity of the DLSM code. Firstly, the basic theory of DLSM is introduced. As an explicit method, the DLSM is very suitable for parallelization implementation. Only a fewcode changes are needed for the OpenMP implementation. Then, the detail parallel design of the OpenMP implementation is presented. Finally, numerical examples are evaluated on quad-core PCs to test the speedup of the parallel DLSM. It is found that a maximum speedup of more than four times is achieved. This means the implementation is successful.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Proceedings of the European Rock Mechanics Symposium, EUROCK 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Rock Mechanics Symposium, EUROCK 2010 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 15 Jun 201018 Jun 2010


ConferenceEuropean Rock Mechanics Symposium, EUROCK 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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