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A Distributed Mechanical System Simulation Platform Based on a “Gluing Algorithm”

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Jinzhong Wang, Zheng-Dong Ma

Gregory M. Hulbert

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 5(1), 71-76 (Mar 14, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1846056 History: Received August 27, 2003; Revised October 22, 2004; Online March 14, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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A two-layer distributed simulation of a truck model
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Structure of the XML description
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A selected coupling strategy, T-T method (T : force quantity vector, X : kinematic quantity vector, tn: time at the nth step, tn+1: time at the (n+1)th step)
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Wrapping of legacy FE code
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Logical distributed simulation architecture
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Outline of overall solution
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Example result: nodal acceleration in z direction at a given node

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