[SciPy-user] FEM

Håkan Jakobsson hakan.jakobsson@gmail....
Tue Mar 20 06:27:18 CDT 2007

I see that now :-)

Thanks for the input and the links to your project. Part of my plan is to
look into SWIG and some of the other wrapper generators out there in the
future. This does help a lot.
/Håkan J

On 3/19/07, Andrew Reid <Andrew.Reid@nist.gov> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 19, 2007 at 03:51:24PM +0100, Håkan Jakobsson wrote:
> > Thanks everyone for your replies, they have been most helpful. I've
> studied
> > the pros and cons for python, and I'm fairly sure I'll be using python
> more
> > and more.
>   But wait!  It's not over yet!
>   I'm part of a team working on an FEM project at NIST which
> uses Python quite heavily.  Our brief is to address Materials
> Science users, so we have a lot of custom tools for adapting
> our mesh to user-provided microstructural image, and we also
> have an extensible interface for adding new types of
> user-provided custom constitutive rules.  The actual FEM
> part is pretty standard.
>   Our numerical work and solvers are all in C++,
> and we don't actually use SciPy/NumPy, we just use SWIG
> to get to the numerical code.
>   The flexibility of Python has been crucial in working through
> our API and mesh-construction tools -- it has the right level of
> easy scriptability, and the right sort of object-orientation,
> for what we need.
>   The project page is at <http://www.ctcms.nist.gov/oof>,
> and there's a relatively recent talk (in PDF form) at
> <
> http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/projects/danse/talks/kickoff/22-Reid/danse_oof.pdf
> >,
> which very strongly resembles the talk I gave at SciPy2006.
>                                 -- A.
> --
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