This is the Feel++ user manual version 0.105.
There are many other and past contributors to this manual.
Feel++ is a unified C++ implementation of Galerkin methods (finite and spectral element methods) in 1D, 2D and 3D to solve partial differential equations.
a versatile mathematical kernel solving easily problems using different techniques thus allowing testing and comparing methods, e.g. cG versus dG.
a small and manageable library which nevertheless encompasses a wide range of numerical methods and techniques and in particular reduced order methods such as the reduced basis method.
a software that follows closely the mathematical abstractions associated with partial differential equations (PDE) and in particular the finite element mathematical framework and variational formulations.
a library that offers solving strategies that scales up to thousands and even tens of thousands of cores.
a library entirely in C++ allowing to create C++ complex and typically non-linear multi-physics applications currently in industry, physics and health-care.
We need to define first what is a Feel++ user to define the scope.
- Feel++ User
A Feel++ user can be either
an application-user who runs the applications provided by Feel++ either via Docker or via an installation on a system or infrastructure.
a dsel-user who implements C++ code using Feel++ Galerkin domain specific embdedded language, see e.g. Laplacian.
This book discusses the Feel++ user perspective. This book does not discuss Feel++ API or programming.
This book is for students, engineers, scientists and researchers who want to use Feel++:
solve PDEs using Feel++ toolboxes
solve PDEs using the embedded language for Galerkin methods
To discuss this manual, we provide Slack channel (recommended) to announce, support and discuss book modifications. Don’t hesitate to participate to the discussions!
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We’re always happy to help out with Feel++ or any other questions you might have. You can ask a question or signal an issue at the Slack support salon.
If you find an bug or have a feature proposal, please check first the issue does not already exist in the issue list. If not, post a new issue on the github repository. If you want to go further, you can contribute to the code by forking the repository, then proposing a pull request (PR) into the develop branch.
For more information about PR, see github documentation.
Feel++ and its documentation is copyrighted
Copyright © 2010-2018 by Feel++ Consortium
Copyright © 2005-2015 by Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France)
Copyright © 2005-2015 by University of Coimbra (Portugal)
Copyright © 2011-2018 by Université de Strasbourg (France)
Copyright © 2011-2018 by CNRS (France)
Copyright © 2005-2006 by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland)
Free use of this software is granted under the terms of the LGPL License.
See the LICENSE file for details
This book is part of Feel++ and is licensed under the LGPL license.
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