← Back to team overview

yade-users team mailing list archive

Re: New particle shape


Thanks everyone.  I dun really program well <blush>... and dun know much about computers <blush> <blush>  

Have a nice weekend :)




> From: eudoxos@xxxxxxxx
> To: yade-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 00:26:10 +0100
> Subject: Re: [Yade-users] New particle shape
> > Presently, I am very 'lost'... I have just started DEM. YADE is my
> > first DEM software. I've just started my Phd and the topic is open
> > (cuz i'm not doing sth on a funded project)... In fact, i've not
> > decided what project to do yet. i have to consider also the
> > 'technical' difficulties when deciding a topic. The community is my
> > only source of help. Some things are v difficult and may have to be
> > abandoned, e.g. the algorithm to generate rock blocks from joint
> > planes (like 3Dec, not PFC).
> > 
> > I was looking at ellipsoids..On google, found these websites:
> > http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/miscellaneous/implicitsurf/
> > http://www.frank-buss.de/lisp/polygonizer.html
> > When I come to think of it (still thinking), if i use some weird
> > shapes to do simulation, and do some experimental calibration = PhD
> > dissertation? I think i'll have to finalize what i'll be doing for my
> > phd soon <headache>...
> Most the time you will adjust the topic as you progress, so unless your
> supervisor is very strict, you can try one thing which will give you
> bigger picture and the you will know better.
> If you are into computing and programming, then exploring/implementing
> high-performance algorithms: 2 things coming to mind are 1. domain
> decomposition and distributed memory parallelism (MPI), 2. DEM on
> OpenCL/CUDA chips. Both of them might be very nice topic for a PhD, the
> first would entail work on yade itself, the second probably a separate
> code. DEM on OpenCL is a work that's probably never been done (OpenCL is
> no older than 1 year), if that matters.
> Cheers, Vaclav
> _______________________________________________
> Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~yade-users
> Post to : yade-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~yade-users
> More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp
Windows 7: Simplify what you do everyday. Find the right PC for you.