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PETSc-FEM: A General Purpose, Parallel, Multi-Physics FEM Program.


This is PETSc-FEM, a general purpose, parallel, multi-physics FEM (Finite Element Method) program for CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) applications based on PETSc . PETSc-FEM comprises both a library that allows the user to develop FEM (or FEM-like, i.e. non-structured mesh oriented) programs, and a suite of application programs. It is written in the C++ language with an OOP (Object Oriented Programming) philosophy, keeping in mind the scope of efficiency. PETSc-FEM may run in parallel using the MPI standard on a variety of architectures, but currently it has been tested in Beowulf clusters only.

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The documentation for PETSc-FEM is divided in

  • the README file contains information about required packages and installation issues.
  • The user's guide (PDF)



  • Mario A. Storti mario.storti@..., PETSc-FEM kernel, NS and Adv-Dif modules.
  • Norberto M. Nigro nnigro@..., NS and Adv-Dif modules, multi-phase flow, Low-Mach approximation, CFD-Multibody interaction.
  • Rodrigo R. Paz rodrigop@..., ALE/Fluid-Structure Interaction, Adv-Dif Module, Hydrology Module, Absorbent B.C.,Compressible Flow, Preconditioners.
  • Lisandro Dalcin dalcinl@..., PETSc-FEM kernel, Python extension language project, linear algebra, preconditioners, multigrid.
  • Ezequiel Lopez ezequiellopez@..., Mesh relocation algorithms, Low-Mach approximation
  • Luciano Garelli lucianogarelli(at), Compressible Flow, Geometric Conservation Lay (GCL)
  • Laura Battaglia lbattaglia@..., Free surface algorithms.
  • Gustavo Rios Rodriguez gusadrr@..., Mesh refinement.
  • Germán Filippini germanf@..., CFD-Multibody interaction.
  • Pablo Kler pabloakler@..., Electrokinetic module.


This file belongs to the PETSc - FEM package a library and application suite oriented to the Finite Element Method based on PETSc. Copyright (C) 1999-2006, Mario Alberto Storti, Norberto Marcelo Nigro, Rodrigo Rafael Paz, Lisandro Dalcin and Ezequiel Lopez, Centro Internacional de Metodos Numericos en Ingenieria (CIMEC-Argentina), Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL-Argentina), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET-Argentina). This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
Topic revision: r18 - 09 Mar 2020, MarioStorti
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