Dear fellow researcher in finite elements
We will be hosting a 3 day course on the state-of-the-art open-source finite element library deal.II . The course will be run by Prof Wolfgang Bangerth from Texas A&M. It will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 5-7 August 2013. The course is aimed at postgraduate students and researchers who wish to learn the fundamentals of deal.II for use in their own research.
I just wanted to let those interested in Matlab finite element development and educational environments that the successor to the SOFEA toolkit is now available at
The toolkit now provides in addition to thermal and stress analysis (static and dynamic) also sample simulations from other fields, such as acoustics, nonlinear heat conduction analysis, electrostatics, small-strain plasticity, .... The toolkit now also includes an implementation of the Nodally Integrated Continuum Elements (NICE) which are quite effective for nearly incompressible mechanics problems.
The toolkit and the accompanying textbook are open-source and freely available. The book is also available in print.
Attached is a tar archive for a Fortran 90 library to compute maximum-entropy basis functions. I have used the G95 compiler. The manual in PDF is also attached and a html version of the same is also available, which provide details on how to install the code and its capabilities. This library was tested by Mike Puso last year, who interfaced it to DYNA3D and NIKE3D codes. Note that I have added a .doc extension to the tar file (can not upload files with .tar extension).