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Optical Matrix-Vector Laboratory Data For Finite Element Problems
Author(s): B. K. Taylor; D. P. Casasent
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Paper Abstract

We detail the use of an optical linear algebra processor for a finite element processing application. A linear time-varying structural mechanics finite element earthquake case study is described. The structure response under earthquake loading is considered, and the solution is obtained with the Newmark direct integration algorithm. The optical architecture for performing the required computationally burdensome banded matrix-vector operations is reviewed. The case study was solved on a laboratory version of the optical processor, and the results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0939, Hybrid Image and Signal Processing, (18 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947040
Show Author Affiliations
B. K. Taylor, Carnegie Mellon University (United States)
D. P. Casasent, Carnegie Mellon University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0939:
Hybrid Image and Signal Processing
David P. Casasent; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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