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Elmer

Elmer is an open source software that utilizes the Finite Element Method to solve partial differential equations. Elmer is particularly well suited for simulating multi-physical phenomena.

A special application in geoscience, Elmer/Ice, is built on top of Elmer.

Elmer offers a wide range of methods and techniques for the computational modelling of physical phenomena. Elmer includes simulations of fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, electromagnetics, heat transfers and acoustics, for instance.

Elmer is easily compiled for most Unix systems and it is also available for Windows and some Linux distributions as precompiled binaries. Elmer has a modern programmable user interface.

Previous experience on Finite Element Method (FEM) packages can be useful when using Elmer.