Finite Element Method, 2D, Boundary Value Problem, Serendipity Elements

**FEM2D_BVP_SERENE**,
a C++ program which
applies the finite element method, with serendipity elements,
to a 2D boundary value problem over a rectangle.

The boundary value problem (BVP) that is to be solved has the form:

- d/dx ( a(x,y) * du/dx ) - d/dy ( a(x,y) * du/dy ) + c(x,y) * u(x,y) = f(x,y)This equation holds in the interior of some rectangle R. The functions a(x,y), c(x,y), and f(x,y) are given.

Zero boundary conditions are imposed on the boundary of R.

The MATLAB "gallery()" command can produce a copy of the Wathen matrix, which arises as a weighted sum of elementary mass matrices associated with a grid of serendipity elements.

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

**FEM2D_BVP_SERENE** is available in
a C version and
a C++ version and
a FORTRAN90 version and
a MATLAB version.

FEM2D_BVP_LINEAR, a C++ program which applies the finite element method (FEM), with piecewise linear elements, to a 2D boundary value problem (BVP) over a rectangle, and compares the computed and exact solutions with the L2 and seminorm errors.

FEM2D_BVP_QUADRATIC, a C++ program which applies the finite element method (FEM), with piecewise quadratic elements, to a 2D boundary value problem (BVP) over a rectangle, and compares the computed and exact solutions with the L2 and seminorm errors.

WATHEN, a C++ library which compares storage schemes (full, banded, sparse triplet, sparse) and solution strategies (A\x, Linpack, conjugate gradient (CG)) for linear systems involving the Wathen matrix, which can arise when solving a problem using the finite element method (FEM).

- fem2d_bvp_serene.cpp, the source code.
- fem2d_bvp_serene.sh, compiles the source code.
- fem2d_bvp_serene.hpp, the include file.