Using Design Patterns and XML to Construct an Extensible Finite Element System [chapter]

J. Barr von Oehsen, Cox Christopher L., Eric C. Cyr, Brian A. Malloy
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present an object-oriented finite element software package which employs XML and design patterns in order to solve a problem which is fundamental to the simulation of viscoelastic flows. The XML format increases flexibility in data handling, while design patterns provide a high-level organizational structure. The application problem and the finite element methodology are described, along with the opportunities presented for incorporation of the software tools. Numerical experiments comparing
more » ... results with and without XML and design patterns are also presented.
doi:10.1007/3-540-47789-6_76 fatcat:bnn6xrexjvavvgxcngo35jsyka