libMesh library provides a framework for the
numerical simulation of partial differential equations using arbitrary
unstructured discretizations on serial and parallel platforms. A major
goal of the library is to provide support for adaptive mesh refinement
(AMR) computations in parallel while allowing a research scientist to
focus on the physics they are modeling.
libMesh currently supports 1D, 2D, and 3D steady and transient simulations on
a variety of popular geometric and finite element types.
The library makes use of high-quality, existing software whenever possible.
PETSc or the
are used for the solution of linear systems on both serial and parallel platforms, and
is included with the library to provide linear solver support on serial machines.
An optional interface to SLEPc is also
provided for solving both standard and generalized eigenvalue problems.
libMesh library was first created at The
University of Texas at Austin in the
CFDLab in March 2002. Major
contributions have come from developers at the Technische
Institute of Modelling and Computation,
and recent contributions have been made by CFDLab associates at
the PECOS Center at UT-Austin,
Computational Frameworks Group at
Idaho National Laboratory,
NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center,
and the Patera research group at MIT.
libMesh developers welcome contributions
in the form of patches and bug reports (preferably with a minimal test case that reliably reproduces the error)
to the official
lists, or via
Many thanks to GitHub for hosting the project. You can find out what is currently happening in the development branch by checking out the Git Logs online, and you can see how many people are downloading the library on the statistics page.