Elmer FEM Course - Training
Elmer FEM Course is intended for persons with none or some prior knowledge of Elmer but some background on the solution of partial differential equations. The course will cover the use of Elmer through its graphical user interface, ElmerGUI. Also command-line operation of Elmer will be explained. The course will also include the basics of parallel computing and writing user subroutines with Elmer.
After the course the participants should be able to solve basic modeling problems themselves, modify them manually, and have basic knowledge on the general features of Elmer software.
Elmer FEM Course will be followed by a programming day that is intended for people who are working with their own developments.
Below is the preliminary program of the course. Changes in the program are possible, and even probable.
9.00 Registration & Coffee
9.30 Introduction to Elmer finite element software
An overview of the structure and capabilities of Elmer software is given. Also the graphical user interface ElmerGUI is demonstrated setting up a simple case.
11.00 Hands-on session using ElmerGUI (hands-on)
The participants will go through simple exercices using ElmerGUI. Some of the cases can be chosen individually to best suite the profile of the participants (heat transfer, fluid dynamics, structural mechanics and electromagnetics).
13.00 Elmer structure explained & hands-on session continued
In this session we explain the content of the Elmer files, the structure of Elmer simulation and demonstrate how to run Elmer cases from the command-line interface. Thereafter the users can continue to work with the example cases.
15.00 Alternative pre- and postprocessers
The user of Elmer with other pre- and postprocessors is discussed.
16.30 End of day
9.00 The ElmerSolver Input File explained
Including MATC (the poor-man's MatLab of Elmer)
10.30 Programming user functions and solvers in Elmer
User defined functions and custom solvers are explained and examples are shown. Also the creation of menu structures for user solvers is explained.
13.00 Internal pre- and postprocessing features in Elmer
13.45 Parallel computing with Elmer
The parallel computing principles and practices of Elmer is explained along the lines of examples.
15:00 Parallel Computing demo on supercomputer
15.30 Miscellaneous topics & User problems
The last session can be tuned based on the wishes of the participants. The participants can continue to study some cases or we can go through some miscellaneous topics based on the interest of the audience. Such topics could include
16.30 End of course