What is freeFEM3D?

freeFEM3D is a 3D version of freeFEM.
It is a 3D finite element PDE solver. It does not use standard FEM approximation but is based on fictitious domain method. The main reason for this is the absence of free 3D mesh generators.
freeFEM3D, as well as its cousins, is a PDE solver driven by a user friendly language.

freeFEM3D team

freeFEM3D is developed at Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions in the Paris VI University (Pierre et Marie Curie).
Savannah freeFEM3D is now hosted by Savannah.
This provides
  • a new CVS repository (anonymous access is available).
  • 4 mailing lists: a users' place, project announces, developer's corner and cvs changelog archives.
  • Patches manager and bug tracker systems.
freeFEM3D is classified as a non-GNU project. This only means that it is not part of the GNU system. freeFEM3D's licence is GPL

Mailing lists

Four mailing lists have been created for freeFEM3D.


User interest

Developer interest

Getting the sources [changed]

The sources of the code are stored in a cvs repository at Savannah.

To get them enter the following command Then, to get the latest version of the sources, get inside the ff3d directory and do In this later case, remember that the CVS_RSH variable must be set to ssh!

Developer's corner

To get full informations about freeFEM3D sources, one has to check the project page hosted by Savannah.

One can also browse the source code using the doxygen documentation or download its html tree. This is regenerated every night using the very last developer's version.

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