• Michel Bernadou
  • Jean-Marie Boisserie
Part of the Progress in Scientific Computing book series (PSC, volume 1)


One of the interesting aspects of the implementation of the finite element method is its modular character: the program is subdivided in modules, each module being a set of subprograms with a specific assignment. The main interests of this partition lie in the following two points:
  1. (i)

    the ability to solve a given problem by a simple connection of some specific modules like triangulation, interpolation (based on a given finite element), functionnal (based on a given variational form), elementary stiffness matrix, assemblage, solution of a system, presentation of the results,...

  2. (ii)

    the ability to interchange some equivalent modules, for example, interpolation modules based on different types of C1 — elements.



Elementary Stiffness Matrix Numerical Integration Scheme Modular Character Thin Shell Theory Global Degree 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Bernadou
    • 1
  • Jean-Marie Boisserie
    • 2
  1. 1.INRIALe Chesnay CedexFrance
  2. 2.E.D.F.-D.E.R.ChatouFrance

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