## finite element methods

## finite element methods

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Hii all

Im new to this forum. I have certain doubts regarding fem.

1.Why scientists use programming in fem using fortran/phython/matlab when we are having advanced softwares?

2.what is explicit finite element and extended fem?

Im new to this forum. I have certain doubts regarding fem.

1.Why scientists use programming in fem using fortran/phython/matlab when we are having advanced softwares?

2.what is explicit finite element and extended fem?

## RE: finite element methods

Such as what?

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## RE: finite element methods

I have used both approaches, and if you have a bulletproof way of writing and reading text files (say QBasic) I'd actually recommend that if you have easy command line access to a good fem solver.

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## RE: finite element methods

Im doing masters in Structural engineering and final year thesis in aerospace engineering (using CFD,ALE coupling) now only I fell In love with finite element methods. Could you please suggest me some pdf/ebooks to start fem programming using matlab,For beginner.

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references from Wikipedia:

There's also a forum on this site: forum727: Finite Element Analysis (FEA) engineering

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## RE: finite element methods

What is advanced software? You are doing calculations. You need to be able to do math, you need to manage arrays, and you need logic. Current versions of Fortran are structured. C does not do exponents. I can see the reason for object oriented programming, but it is a pain for small projects and applications.

FEA software should be written by structural analysis geeks, not programming geeks.

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Otherwise you would spend a lot of time on it.

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