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limited cpu usage during simulation

Question asked by Steve Fiacchino on Sep 20, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2011 by Aaron Moncur

I am running a nonlinear simulation with shrink fit joints. the model has 50K degrees of freedom. I am running on a quad core processor with 8 gig ram with a windows 7 operating system. it doesn't seem to matter whether I am running a direct sparse or iterative analysis, my cpu usage is stuck between 20-30 percent and memory usage is 2+ Gigs. The majority of the task work being done is "solving contact constraints". Is there anything I can do to increase my CPU usage and hopefully solve quicker? I believe the computers potential is not being fully utilized. Thanks in advance.