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Scalable and modular material point method for large-scale simulations

Kumar, K and Salmond, J and Kularathna, S and Wilkes, C and Tjung, E and Biscontin, G and Soga, K Scalable and modular material point method for large-scale simulations. In: SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE MATERIAL POINT METHOD FOR MODELLING SOIL–WATER–STRUCTURE INTERACTION, 2019-1-8 to 2019-1-10, Cambridge, UK. (Unpublished)

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In this paper, we describe a new scalable and modular material point method (MPM) code developed for solving large-scale problems in continuum mechanics. The MPM is a hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian approach, which uses both moving material points and computational nodes on a background mesh. The MPM has been successfully applied to solve large-deformation problems such as landslides, failure of slopes, concrete flows, etc. Solving these large-deformation problems result in the material points actively moving through the mesh. Developing an efficient parallelisation scheme for the MPM code requires dynamic load-balancing techniques for both the material points and the background mesh. This paper describes the data structures and algorithms employed to improve the performance and portability of the MPM code. An object-oriented programming paradigm is adopted to modularise the MPM code. The Unified Modelling Language (UML) diagram of the MPM code structure is shown in Figure 1.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: physics.geo-ph physics.geo-ph cs.DC
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 06:34
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 12:53