17.5. Parallel - Decomposition of beam parts

Autodyn-3D simulations including beam elements can be run in parallel.

Structured Beams

For the parallel computation, each structured Beam Part is considered as a single sub-domain and can be assigned to a specific task for the parallel simulation. Note that individual structured Beam Parts cannot be decomposed into multiple sub-domains.

Unstructured Beams

For parallel computation unstructured Beam Parts can be automatically decomposed, similar to all other unstructured Lagrange Parts.

Note that parallel computations including beam elements can currently run with all join and contact options, with the exception of edge on edge contact. This later option is likely to be available in the near future.

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