Finite element program generator and its application in engineering

Shui Wan, Hong Hu, Jian Ping Chen

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A finite element software, finite element program generator (FEPG), is introduced and its designing thought and organizing structure are presented. FEPG uses the method of components and the technique of artificial intelligence to generate finite element program automatically by a computer according to the general principles of mathematic and internal rules of finite element method, as is similar to the deduction of mathematics. FEPG breaks through the limitation of present finite element software, which only applies to special discipline, while FEPG is suitable for all kinds of differential equations solved by finite element method. Now FEPG has been applied to superconductor research, electromagnetic field study, petroleum exploration, transportation, structure engineering, water conservancy, ship mechanics, solid-liquid coupling problems and liquid dynamics, etc. in China.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-115
Number of pages9
JournalChuan Bo Li Xue/Journal of Ship Mechanics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Finite element
  • Numerical method
  • Software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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