|Gmsh - A three dimensional finite element|
|Tuesday, 27 January 2009 23:40|
Gmsh is an automatic 3D finite element grid generator with built-in CAD with pre- and post-processing facilities. Its design goal is to provide a simple meshing tool for academic test cases with parametric input and up to date visualization capabilities. One of the strengths of Gmsh is its ability to respect a characteristic length field for the generation of adapted meshes on lines, surfaces and volumes. These adapted meshes can be mixed with simple structured (transfinite, elliptic, etc.) meshes in order to augment the flexibility. It is structured around four modules: geometry, mesh, solver, and post-processing. The specification of any input to these modules is done either interactively using the graphical user interface (based on FLTK and OpenGL) or in ASCII text files using Gmsh's own scripting language. The accessibility of most features in the ASCII text file makes it possible to automate all treatments (loops, tests and external access methods permit advanced scripting capabilities). Gmsh is developed by University of Liège and Catholic University of Louvain. Complete list of credits here. For more information click here.