FEM1D
Piecewise Linear Finite Element Method for 1D problem.


FEM1D is a MATLAB program which applies the finite element method (FEM) to a linear two point boundary value problem (BVP) in one spatial dimension.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

FEM1D is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

Related Data and Programs:

BVP4C, MATLAB programs which illustrate how to use the MATLAB command bvp4c(), which can solve boundary value problems (BVP's) in one spatial dimension.

FEM1D, a data directory which contains examples of 1D FEM files, three text files that describe a 1D finite element model;

FEM1D_ADAPTIVE, a MATLAB program which applies the finite element method to a linear two point boundary value problem in a 1D region, using adaptive refinement to improve the solution.

FEM1D_DISPLAY, a MATLAB program which reads three files defining a 1D arbitrary degree finite element function, and displays a plot.

FEM1D_FUNCTION_10_DISPLAY, a MATLAB program which reads a prefix defining three finite element data files, reads the data, samples the finite element function, and displays a plot.

FEM1D_LAGRANGE, a MATLAB library which sets up the matrices and vectors associated with the finite element method (FEM) solution of a boundary value problem (BVP) -u''+u=f(x), using Lagrange basis polynomials.

FEM1D_NONLINEAR, a MATLAB program which applies the finite element method to a nonlinear two point boundary value problem in a 1D region.

FEM1D_PMETHOD, a MATLAB program which applies the p-method version of the finite element method to a linear two point boundary value problem in a 1D region.

FEM1D_SAMPLE, a MATLAB program which samples a scalar or vector finite element function of one variable, defined by FEM files, returning interpolated values at the sample points.

Reference:

  1. Hans Rudolf Schwarz,
    Finite Element Methods,
    Academic Press, 1988,
    ISBN: 0126330107,
    LC: TA347.F5.S3313.
  2. Gilbert Strang, George Fix,
    An Analysis of the Finite Element Method,
    Cambridge, 1973,
    ISBN: 096140888X,
    LC: TA335.S77.
  3. Olgierd Zienkiewicz,
    The Finite Element Method,
    Sixth Edition,
    Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005,
    ISBN: 0750663200,
    LC: TA640.2.Z54

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Examples and Tests:

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Last revised on 01 August 2009.