A parallel algorithm for thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis of deforming porous media

X. Wang, D. Gawin, B. A. Schrefler

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In this paper, a parallel Newton-Raphson algorithm with domain decomposition is developed to solve fully coupled heat, water and gas flow in deformable porous media. The model makes use of the modified effective stress concept together with the capillary pressure relationship. Phase change and latent heat transfer are also taken into account. The chosen macroscopic field variables are displacement, capillary pressure, gas pressure and temperature. The parallel program is developed on a cluster of workstations. The PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) system is used to handle communications among networked workstations. An implementation of this parallel method on workstations is discussed, the speedup and efficiency of this method being demonstrated by numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-104
Number of pages11
JournalComputational Mechanics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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