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ISSN 17593158 CSETS: 4
HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING FOR COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS Edited by: B.H.V. Topping, L. Lämmer
Chapter 9
An Object Oriented Approach to Finite Element Programming P. Devloo^{1} and I. Klapka^{2}
^{1}FEC/UNICAMP, São Paulo, Brazil P. Devloo, I. Klapka, "An Object Oriented Approach to Finite Element Programming", in B.H.V. Topping, L. Lämmer, (Editors), "High Performance Computing for Computational Mechanics", SaxeCoburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 9, pp 155171, 2000. doi:10.4203/csets.4.9
Abstract
The basic structure of an object oriented finite element program is
presented, identifying the components which form the finite element approximation
algorithm as modules. As such the finite element approximation is divided
into a geometric approximation, the generation of an interpolation space, the definition
of a variational statement and the integration of the stiffness matrix and
right hand side. The interaction between the modules then forms a framework
for developing finite element algorithms in an object oriented framework.
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