Object oriented programming of the finite element method

R.I. Mackie

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    The finite element method is by its nature very modular. Object oriented programming enables full advantage to be taken of this modularity. This makes for safer and easier programming, and extending or modifying object oriented programs is very straightforward. The paper describes an object oriented implementation of the finite element method, and illustrates the advantages of the approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)425-436
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 1992


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