uFEM News


  • Sat Oct 8 00:10:47 CEST 2005 :
    Well, no big progress this year because I'm overloaded by other projects. But enhanced frame structures are on the way. Some solver speedups (mostly in parallel code) and bugfixes also have been done.
  • Thu Feb 3 22:48:06 CET 2005 :
    MacOS X port (10.3 Panther, it works as an X11 application). There are some issues (invisible selection frame in GUI etc.) but it mostly works.
  • Thu Jan 20 22:07:27 CET 2005 :
    Several GUI-related bugfixes (current version is 0.2.14).
    A Winkler's foundation for a slab (element 005) and for 3D brick (element 010; for X-Y plane only). Nothing exciting.
  • Mon Dec 27 15:55:59 CET 2004 :
    The slab element 005 was rewritten (with four nodes, isoparametric, uses Mindlin's theory - nothing special). Hope that it will work...
    Some new bugs in preprocessor (recently created) were found and they have been fixed.
  • Mon Dec 13 14:28:24 CET 2004 :
    Unfortunatelly, there is no progress - the new version (0.2.9) includes bugfixes only.
    I hope I will be able to do something usefull during winter holidays.
  • Sat Nov 13 18:32:44 CET 2004 :
    Still alive! Just returned from the EPCC (it was a really fantastic visit, but unfortunatelly it was very, very short).
    Some new versions (current is uFEM 0.2.8) with lot of bugfixes (structured mesh generator etc).
  • Sat Oct 9 19:14:46 CEST 2004 :
    New version (uFEM 0.2.3) and lot of bugfixes in preprocessor and postprocessor. And working data dependencies in preprocessor (so it is no longer possible to freely delete what you want ;-), some GUI components (command tree, plot/view toolbar) can be disabled at startup, etc.
  • Sat Sep 11 22:08:47 CEST 2004 :
    Another name: uFEM, new version (0.2.0) and a limited support for writing of scripts ("if" and "for" commands, etc.).
  • Tue Aug 17 19:21:14 CEST 2004 :
    The solver and the text-mode user interface can run on AIX and Solaris 9.
    The GLUT library can be used to display graphics if Gtk+ is unavailable. It isn't nice or complete (no mouse, no menus, no nothing) but it is a solution if you want to see graphics in an unfriendly environment. Tested on AIX and Solaris, should run everywhere.
  • Wed Jul 14 21:32:33 CEST 2004 :
    The solver can use POSIX threads. Only the essential things have been paralellized but speedup is up to 60% on machine with 2 processors (which is much more I expected). It is only usefull on SMP machines, of course.
    Threads have been tested on Linux (2.4, 2.6) and IRIX (6.5).
  • Tue Jul 6 23:20:41 CEST 2004 :
    Initial (very limited) support for POSIX threads.
  • Mon Jul 5 22:02:13 CEST 2004 :
    MPI version has been fixed (still sloooow).
  • Sun May 30 13:19:42 CEST 2004 :
    The name of the program has been changed once more (from "AntEater" to "uFEM") because the older name have caused some controversy). Numbering of program versions remains untouched.
  • Thu Apr 29 21:49:17 CEST 2004 :
    A very limited geometric model (lines, rectangular areas, volumes) introduced. A structured mesh "generator" has been started, too.
  • Mon Apr 12 12:15:10 CEST 2004 :
    Box selection for a mouse :-). It's a very little thing, but usefull (I think ;-) It's for the Linux/IRIX version only, of course.
  • Sat Apr 3 20:49:32 CEST 2004 :
    M$ Windows version of GUI (solver available much longer): works with exception of mouse picking (I have no idea why) and solver calling (maybe "system()" problem?) and looks pretty strange (Gtk-WIMP theme looked to be ignored but I'm probably doing something wrong). My university got some SMP Xeon boxes (with Window$ :-((() so I have been testing them...
  • Sun Mar 28 20:34:49 CEST 2004 :
    The mass matrix of the new 3D isoparametric brick was fixed (I hope ;-).
  • Fri Mar 26 20:57:25 CET 2004 :
    A new finite element - 3D isoparametric brick (20 nodes).
  • Sat Feb 28 18:52:00 CET 2004 :
    The set of programs was renamed to "AntEater". Executable files still remain their names ("fem", "tfem", "gfem").
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