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Bug#227632: ITP: freefem3d -- A language and finite element solver for partial differential equations in 3D

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : freefem3d
  Version         : 1.0
  Upstream Author : delpino@ann.jussieu.fr
* URL             : http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/ff3d
* License         : GPL
  Description     : A language and finite element solver for partial differential equations in 3D

FreeFEM3D (aka ff3d) is a 3D solver of partial differential equations. 
 It is a member of the familly of the freefem programs (see 
ff3d, as well as his cousins, is PDE solver driven by a user-friendly 
anguage. It is in some sense a general solver for vectorial PDEs of 
degree two (and a bit more). This makes possible to solve many kind of 
problems such as elastcity, fluids (Stokes and Navier-Stokes) and a 
lot more. The user only has to enter the equation associated to the 
problem, giving either the PDE or the associate variational 
Since up to now, no free volumic mesher can be found, ff3d does not 
use standard Finite Elements but a Fictitious Domain approach. The 
geometry is described using CSG. This description is done using 
the POV-Ray language but others such as VRML may be added. 
The processing of the results is still let to the user.  One can use 
various graphic tools: OpenDX being the most powerful free software 
on the market nowadays. The implementation of a VTK base visualization 
module is underway. 
The goal of ff3d is to provide a good teaching tool as well as to give 
a research toolbox (the code is written in C++ and its design is such 
that new methods can be easily implemented).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux zion 2.4.22 #2 Wed Nov 26 09:43:33 CET 2003 i686

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