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OOFEM is an object oriented, parallel, multi-physics finite element code. General features include staggered solution procedures, multiple domain concept, adaptivity, full restart support from any saved state, and built in support for parallel processing. Both sparse matrix storage schemes and corresponding iterative and direct solvers are available. OOFEM comes with structural module with many analysis procedures for all applications. Large material library is provided, special focus is on models for nonlinear fracture mechanics. Transport module can solve linear and non-linear stationary and transient heat transfer and coupled heat&mass transfer problems. Finally, fluid dynamic module can solve incompressible flows, including flows of two inmiscible fluids on a fixed domain (also suitable for free surface flows) using interface tracking algorithms. OOFEM interfaces to IML++, PETSc, ParMetis, and VTK.


User's guide, reference manual, and descriptions of element and material libraries are available in HTML format from http://oofem.org/documentation/manual.html


Download version 2.4 (stable)
released on 15 February 2016



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterDeborah Nicholson16 May 2008

Leaders and contributors

Borek Patzak Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,General,Support E-mail mailto:info@oofem.org
Support Forum http://www.oofem.org/forum/
General Forum http://www.oofem.org/wiki/doku.php

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite Petsc
Weak prerequisite IML++
Weak prerequisite Elixir
Weak prerequisite Ckit

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 January 2017.


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