ff3d - FreeFEM3D is a general PDE solver
ff3d [-nw][-V verbosity_level][filename]
This manual page documents, briefly, the ff3d command.
FreeFEM3D (aka ff3d) is a 3D solver of partial differential equations
(PDE). It is a member of the familly of the freefem programs (see
ff3d, as well as its cousins, is a PDE solver driven by a user-friendly
language. It solves many kind of problems such as elasticity, fluids
(Stokes and Navier-Stokes) and a lot more. The user has to enter the
equation associated with the problem, giving either the PDE in strong
formulation or weak (variational) formulation.
ff3d can use either the Finite Elements method (the mesh of the
geometry being provided by the user) or a Fictitious Domain like
approach where the geometry is described using Constructive Solid
Geometry (CSG). This description is done using the POV-Ray language but
others such as VRML could be added.
The processing of the results is left to the user. One can use various
graphic tools: output in the MEdit mesh format or VTK are supported.
The implementation of a VTK base visualization module is underway.
The goal of ff3d is to provide a good teaching tool and a research
toolbox (the code is written in C++ and its design is such that new
methods can be easily implemented).
Output version of program and exit. The default mode is ‘v’, a
simple version. The ‘c’ mode will print copyright information
and ‘n’ will print the full copyright notice.
Display usage information and exit.
Display extended usage information and Licence and exit.
-V verbosity_level, --verbosity verbosity_level
Set level of verbosity. The default number for this option is:
Changes ff3d level of verbosity. Bigger values will make ff3d
give more and more informations.
Jean-Baptiste Apoung Kamga
Stephane Del Pino
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This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any
see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html for details.