FER/SubDomain : an integrated environment for finite element analysis using object-oriented approach
ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique, Volume 36 (2002) no. 5, p. 773-781

Development of user-friendly and flexible scientific programs is a key to their usage, extension and maintenance. This paper presents an OOP (Object-Oriented Programming) approach for design of finite element analysis programs. General organization of the developed software system, called FER/SubDomain, is given which includes the solver and the pre/post processors with a friendly GUI (Graphical User Interfaces). A case study with graphical representations illustrates some functionalities of the program.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.1051/m2an:2002044
Classification:  68N99,  65M55,  68U05,  74S05
Keywords: object-oriented programming, domain decomposition, graphical interface
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Feng, Zhi-Qiang; Cros, Jean-Michel. FER/SubDomain : an integrated environment for finite element analysis using object-oriented approach. ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique, Volume 36 (2002) no. 5, pp. 773-781. doi : 10.1051/m2an:2002044. http://www.numdam.org/item/M2AN_2002__36_5_773_0/

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