Elmer FEM solver

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Elmer FEM solver
Elmer logo
Stable release 7 / February 15, 2013; 20 months ago (2013-02-15)
Development status Active
Written in Fortran 90, C and C++
Operating system Linux, Microsoft Windows
Platform Qt v4
Type CAE
License GNU General Public License
Website www.csc.fi/elmer

Elmer is computational tool for multi-physics problems. It has been developed by CSC[1] in collaboration with Finnish universities, research laboratories and industry. Elmer FEM solver is free and open-source software, subject to the requirements of the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2 or any later.

Elmer includes physical models of fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, electromagnetics, heat transfer and acoustics, for example. These are described by partial differential equations which Elmer solves by the Finite Element Method (FEM).

Elmer comprises several different parts: The boundary conditions and physical models are defined in ElmerGUI. The resulting problem definition is solved by ElmerSolver. Finally the results are visualized by ElmerPost. Additionally a utility ElmerGrid may be used for simple mesh manipulation.

The different parts of Elmer software may also be used independently. The strongest of the components is ElmerSolver which includes many sophisticated features. For pre- and post-processing the users may find also other alternatives.

The software runs on Unix and Windows platforms and can be compiled on a large variety of compilers. The solver can also be used in parallel mode on platforms that support MPI.

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  1. ^ "Elmer - CSC". CSC — IT Center for Science Ltd. Retrieved 2010-06-24.