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Questions about the finite element method software FEniCS and its subpackages (Dolfin, UFL, FFC).

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FEniCS, refinement not 'respecting' domain boundary

Short question: how to ensure that extra points are not included as 'boundary' points after calling the refine function. More details. I am working with a hexahedral mesh in $3$d. Let $X$ be the set ...
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Setting up diffusion with integral B.C. in Fenics

I'm trying to model diffusion through a cylindrical domain $D = \{ (x,y,z) : x^2 + y^2 \leq 1, \;\; 0 \leq z \leq 1\}$. The is an initial concentration of the diffusant at the upper flat surface, ...
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Fenics: solving the same PDE multiple times

I am new to Fenics and just started reading the tutorial Solving PDEs in Python. For simplicity, we can refer to simplest example, page 17 (the linear poisson equation), despite not necessary. My ...
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FEniCS implementation of Maxwell equations for a dipole antenna

someone knows where I can find a FEniCS implementation of Maxwell equations for a dipole or other type of antenna? I mean a dipole antenna with an arbitrary geometry of every 'leg' in the dipole.
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Coupling 1D-3D problem in FENICS

I was wondering whether any of you knew if FENICS has the capability to solve coupled 1D-3D problems that are linear non-iteratively? As an example, pipes embedded in a porous domain will provide ...
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Library for Discontinuous Galerkin method: FEniCS vs deal.ii

I am aware that both FEniCS and deal.ii are capable of solving problems with Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method. I would like to specifically know if any of these two softwares can cater these ...
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Basic Finite Element Method (FEM) question: assembly and re-assembly

I'm reading up on the Finite Element Method (Zienkiewicz's Book), so I understand better what I'm doing in FEniCS and COMSOL. Currently, I'm wondering about this: Using FEM to solve fluid flow ...
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Spectral Element vs Finite Element

I am trying to understand the difference between SEM and FEM. If I go by this paper, spectral element methods are a subset of FEM methods and the only difference lies in the choice of basis functions. ...
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Electromagnetism FEM (FEniCS) interpolation - leakage effect

As for the background of what is going on: I'm using FEniCS that is dedicated FEM solver The problem I'm solving is magnetostatic problem where the governing PDE is $$ \bf{\nabla} \times \frac{1}{\mu}...
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Stokes Equation fails to converge for an ellipse

This might be because of the mesh, but the following code blows up for all values of b not 1. Does anybody have any experience working with the ellipse mesh in Fenics? ...
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How to use MeshFunction in FEniCS (dolfin)?

I'm a beginner user of FEniCS and still struggling with some of the basics. Specifically, I have some issues doing the tutorials in the Langtangen-Logg book Solving PDEs in Python - The FEniCS ...
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Developing a C++ solid mechanics program

I am a beginner in computational science and programming. I am doing research in non linear solid mechanics analysis and using C++ for coding. I have been exploring various finite element open source ...
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Load the mesh file with boundary marks

I'm want to load a mesh from a file, generated by triangle, and I want to use the boundary marks of its nodes (boundary marks of the file). It is possible? Also, I can change the mesh generator (or ...
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Solving Vectorial Poisson Equation in FENICS

I am trying to solve the following, "test problem" involving a vectorial Poisson equation: $$-\nabla^2 \vec{A}=\vec{J} \quad \forall x\in\Omega=[-1,1]^3$$ $$ \vec{A}=\vec{0} \quad \forall x\in\...
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Quantification of non-stationarity of PDE solution

Suppose I have a time-dependent PDE discretized by the Rothe method and FEM, like $$ \int_{\Omega} k^{n+1/2}(u^{n+1}-u^{n}) v \;\mathrm{d}x = F^{n+1/2}(u^{n+1},u^n)[v] \quad \forall v\in V_h^n. $$ ...
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FEniCS: how to access coordinates when writing an equation for a trial function

I need to solve the following equation in FEniCS: $$ \boldsymbol{\nabla} \cdot \begin{pmatrix} f(y)\frac{\partial u}{\partial x} - g(x,y)\frac{\partial u}{\partial y} \\ - g(x,y)\frac{\partial u}{\...
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Penalization parameter for DG with jump penalization

I adapted this FEniCS code for my problem and I'm wondering if there is any good resource about how to choose the penalty parameter $\alpha$? Best case would be, if I can define it through some ...
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Are there any “light-weight” FEM packages around?

Basically, FEM seems to be a problem that is pretty much "solved". There are numerous powerful frameworks existing, like Trilinos, PETSc, FEniCS, Libmesh or MOOSE. One thing they have in common: They ...
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Fenics: msh to xml conversion

I generated a mesh file in gambit and wanted to convert it to xml format. I tried the code below, but there is no output. ...
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FEniCS: separate boundary conditions in normal and tangential direction of mesh boundary

Given a vector-valued PDE, I'd like to enforce the boundary conditions $$ \vec{n}\cdot u = g\\ \vec{n}\cdot \nabla (\vec{t}\cdot u) = 0 $$ on the solution $\vec{u}$. If the boundary happens to align ...
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Schrödinger equation with time dependent Hamiltonian

I need to solve the Schrödinger equation with a time dependent Hamiltonian $$i\hbar \frac{\partial}{\partial t} \Psi = \left[-\frac{\hbar^2}{2m}\nabla^2 +\frac{1}{2} k(t)(x^2+y^2) + V(r)\right]\Psi $...
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Computable alternative to “almost everywhere”

I am working with finite elements for Maxwell's Equations (i.e. with Nedelec's edge elements) and for computation I'm using the FEniCS-project. While implementing the Augmented Lagragian Method, I ...
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Hello word in FEniCS? [closed]

I am trying to start using FEniCS, but have a problem with the simple hello world examples given in the books. Could you please give me the simplest hello world ...
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Tutorial for flow around a cylinder in FEniCS

I am continuing my dive into computational fluid dynamics. I would like to build a simple test case for modelling the flow around a cylinder in FEniCS and then continue to model turbulence in order to ...
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Anyone knows where I can find a simple FEniCS code where I can understand basic implantation? [closed]

I found this one, but does not work: http://www.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~hron/warsaw_2014/pl2014_lecture5.pdf
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computational tool for higher order Lagrangian interpolation for finite element

In finite element, I can calculate the Lagrangian interpolation shape functions for each degree of freedom in an element, from the the number of nodal degrees of freedom and the number of nodes ...
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Comparing various implementations/software packages for large-scale finite element simulations

I currently use FEniCS and Deal.II to solve various FEM problems. I am also writing my own implementation of these problems by directly implementing the data structures, routines, and solvers within ...
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Meaning of this minimal python and FEniCS based wave propagation code? [closed]

This is a question about understanding a piece of random code that does not necessarily require knowledge of it's theory. This is very specific and may not be of use to the community in general but ...
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What would be a simple approach to validate a wave propagation code?

I have a linear elastic wave propagation code and an elastoplastic wave propagation code based on FEniCS. For now, I keep the 2D mesh (100, 100) fineness unit square and give a source wave of $\sin(...
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imposing “measured data” to Dirichlet boundary conditions in fenics

I'm relatively new to fenics and I just looked through all questions related to Dirichlet boundary conditions. I don't seem to find a well-described question or answer about what I'm about to ask. I'...
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How to add a Ricker Wavelet (Mexican Hat) to a 2D/ 3D fem mesh?

I have a 2D square mesh and a 3D beam shaped mesh and I want to propagate a seismic wave in them. I am trying to simulate them using Open source FEM codes (fenics). I have left the top surface to be ...
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Weak form for elastoplastic wave propagation

I am trying to simulate elastoplastic seismic wave propagation using Fenics Solid Mechanics Application. The app. provides some quasi-static demos to show elastoplastic behaviour in a cube/ beam/ ...
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A Question About Weak Forms in Fenics

Is it possible to use test and trial functions from two different function spaces (defined over two different meshes) in a single weak form? Under what conditions can I do this (eg., each term in the ...
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Need suggestions on how to implement this time stepping for wave equation [closed]

I have the following system of equations obtained by implementing Sympletic Euler time scheme to wave equation. I want to model this in Fenics. Here 'u' is the displacement and 'p' is corresponding ...
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FEniCS: both normal and shear stress boundary conditions for elasticity? [closed]

I would like to have both the normal (xx) component and shear (xy) component of a 2D (stress) tensor defined on a boundary (y=const, for instance) for an equation which is of the type $$ \nabla \cdot ...
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FENICS subdomains - restriction/ prolongation operators

I am trying to implement my own multigrid method in fenics. Is there any "smart/ fenics" way how to assemble subdomains and obtain restriction/ prolongation operators ? Thanks!
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Petrov-Galerkin enrichment method for Darcy equation

I was reading about Petrov-Galerkin Enrichment Method for Darcy equations. Here are a couple papers that discuss this in detail: A Petrov–Galerkin enriched method: A mass conservative finite element ...
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Please explain the meaning of these Boundary conditions [closed]

I am trying to learn Gmsh and Fenics and was looking at an example which shows the application of Boundary conditions on a simple Poisson problem. Here is the link: http://fenicsproject.org/...
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Stochastic Galerkin projection approach for using generalized polynomial chaos expansion (GPCE) in solving PDE

I want to know if there is any way to define the test and trial function in the way that I want instead of using the default functions. So if I want define the polynomial and basis and coefficient, ...
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Fenics: Result of Steady state dynamic linear elastic doesn't match with actual values

I solved the steady state dynamic linear elastic model in a solid. My equation is a function of frequency and the strong form is: $$\operatorname{div}(\operatorname{stress}(\vec x, w)) + w^2 \rho u( \...
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Implementation of a contraction force in Fenics

Is there any way to implement an element wise contraction force (i.e., a force which causes the FEs themselves to contract onto themselves)? For example this would happen when something dehydrates. ...
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Stationary 2D/3D Navier-Stokes source code

Trying to solve stationary Navier-Stokes problem for incompressible laminar Newtonian fluid. I've found a couple solutions for instationary Navier-Stokes equations (like FeniCS examples or CFD Python)...
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Filling out a mesh (for Fenics FEM)

I have been using Fenics to model some simple electrostatic problems, but now I need to simulate more complicated geometries. Assuming I have created a mesh of several objects, and know their ...
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Poisson equation with pure Neumann boundary conditions (using FEM)

I am trying to derive the correct variational form for the Poisson equation with pure Neumann boundary conditions, and an additional contraint $\int_{\Omega} u \, {\rm d} x = 0$, as described in this ...
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4th order tensor [closed]

I'm new with FEniCS and Python and I'm stuck with this issue: is there a way to write a 4th order tensor in an easy way to implement? I have to compute the following stiffnes tensor: $A_{ijkl}= \...
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Fenics, initialize vector of degrees of freedom for function

With the move away from launchpad I hope this is the right place for this question. Is there a way to initialize the DOFs for a function? generated by u = Function(V) When I run a code which I ...
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FEniCs: help in implementing the boundary condition for 1D problem [closed]

I have just started learning FEniCS and have used: http://www.scientificpython.net/pyblog/fenics-linear-two-point-bvp to write a script for solving: ...
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Poisson equation: Impose full gradient as boundary condition via Lagrange multipliers

I have a physical problem governed by the Poisson equation in two dimensions $$ -\nabla^2 u = f(x,y), \; in \; \Omega $$ I have measurements of the two gradient components $\partial{u}/\partial{x}$ ...
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Recommendations on FEM software for implementing Nitsche's method on interfaces between matching meshes?

Suppose: I have two domains, $\Omega_{1} = [0, 1/2] \times [0, 1]$ and $\Omega_{2} = [1/2, 1] \times [0, 1]$. The domains share an interface $\Gamma = \{1/2\} \times [0, 1] = \partial\Omega_{1} \cap \...
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weak formulation of coupled pdes for fenics

I am trying to implement the following system of time-dependent, coupled nonlinear pdes in FEniCS: $$\partial_{t}\rho+2\left(\nabla\rho\nabla\phi+\rho\nabla^{2}\phi\right)+2\sigma\rho\left(\rho-1\...