Towards automating the finite element method: A test-bed for soft computing

Larry M. Manevitz, Dan Givoli

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A program to automate the finite element method (FEM) using various soft-computing techniques is presented. The overall program is discussed, and the implementations of three specific sub-problems (mesh placement, node numbering, and adaptive meshing) are described. It is also argued that the overall architecture of an "intelligent finite element package" can serve as a "test-bed" for many soft-computing techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-51
Number of pages15
JournalApplied Soft Computing Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Partially supported by joint U. Haifa-Technion Research Grant. Gratitude is expressed to Profs. Zilber, Rolls and Gutin for their hospitality during a sabbatical of the first author.


  • Finite element method
  • Neural networks
  • Soft computing
  • Test-bed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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