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Finite Element Method Magnetics


A Windows finite element solver for 2D and axisymmetric magnetic, electrostatic, heat flow, and current flow problems with graphical pre- and post-processors.

Distribution (ReadMe)


The program comes with no warranty or support. However, there is an independent FEMM user's group at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/femm/ and many frequently asked questions are addressed in the FAQ.

New Build

There is a new build New Build page. The New Build version may contain additional features and bug fixes but has not yet been extensively tested.

Old Versions

Old versions of FEMM, Bela, and Mirage are also still available on the OldVersions page.

Related Tools

The FEMM 4.2 distribution includes toolboxes for interacting with FEMM from Octave/Matlab, Scilab, and Mathematica.

Matlab

For Matlab, add the mfiles directory with the interactive pathtool command.

Octave

Recommended distributions of Gnu Octave that run on Windows are:


FEMM needs the Octave-Forge "Windows" package to efficiently communicate with Octave. In recent versions of Octave, Octave-Forge must manually be select during install:

Select OctaveForge during the install of Octave

After installation, you'll need to add FEMM's mfiles directory to Octave's search path:

Add FEMM mfiles directory to Octave search path

Scilab

Scilab can be obtained from http://www.scilab.org/. The SciFEMM interface is automatically included in every installation. 64-bit FEMM requires 64-bit Scilab for the the two programs to successfully communicate (and 32-bit FEMM requires 32-bit Scilab).

Mathematica

The MathFEMM interface to Mathematica has been tested on Mathematica 4.2, 7, and 9, though it may work on other versions. The package works with either the 32 or 64 bit versions of Mathematica. Mathematica must be installed prior to FEMM installation. Otherwise, FEMM will not prompt for the installation of Mathematica support during installation.

License

FEMM is licensed under the terms of the Aladdin Free Public License. The Triangle mesh generator and the Lua scripting language, which are included in the distribution, each have their own licensing terms.

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