Hello, wehave developed a software for structural analysis and design.The software will use finite element analsysis for the purpose of analysisng structures. We would like to check the feasibility of the Intel Math Kernel library for finite element calculation purposes.
Type of matrices
We deal with matrices which are sparse i.e. many of its eleemnts are zero.
Operations required to be carried out using the matrices include;
i. Matrix multiplication
ii. Matrix addition
iii. Matrix subtraction
iv. Solving a system of linear simultaneous equations
Both iterative and non-iterative techniques are required to solve the system of linear simultaneous equations.
We have the FE analysis calculations written in MathCAD and now would like to use the Intel Math Kernel Library to perform the above operations.
We are interested in using the Intel Math Kernel library to carry out the above stated calculations of matrices .We would like to like to have a demonstration/ evaluation version of the Intel Math Kernel library and would like to know how to go about using the functions/ sub-routines.
i. We deal with matrices which are sparse (for carrying out finite element analysis).As you see these matrices, have a large number of elements 0. Does the Intel Math Kernel library have functions/ sub-routines that will convert a full matrix to sparse form by squeezing out any zero elements? OR Will the user of the Intel Math Kernel Library have to provide such a matrix (i.e. a matrix wherein the 0s are already squeezed out)?
ii. As we have the finite element calculations written in MathCAD, how do we go about using the Intel Math Kernel Library to evaluate its efficiency/ feasibility during the evaluation period? Any suggestions for these will be gratefully appreciated.