ElmerFEM 2016

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Elmer is a finite element software for numerical solution of partial differential equations. Elmer is capable of handling any number of equations and is therefore ideally suited for the simulation of multiphysical problems. It includes models, for example, of structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and electromagnetics. Users can also write their own equations that can be dynamically linked with the main program.

Elmer consists of several parts. The most important ones are ElmerSolver the finite element solver, ElmerGUI the graphical user interface, and ElmerGrid the mesh creation and manipulation tool. Also a visualization tool, ElmerPost, is included in the package but it is no longer developed. 1

Installed version(s)

The following versions are installed and currently available...

... on environment hpc-env/8.3:

  • ElmerFEM/9.0-foss-2019b

Loading / Using ElmerFEM

To load the desired version of the module, use the module load command, e.g.

module load hpc-env/8.3
module load ElmerFEM

Always remember: this command is case sensitive!

Elmerfem includes multiple executables which you can print out by this command: ls -l $EBROOTELMERFEM/bin after loading the module.

The source files are stored at $EBROOTELMERFEM/fem where you can find a folder with included example files among other things.


The full documentation can be found at the software page or at the GitHub wiki.