dune-fufem (dune-fufem)

The dune-fufem module is a discretization module that emphasizes easy-of-use over flexibility and performance.

dune-common dune-geometry dune-grid dune-istl dune-localfunctions dune-functions dune-matrix-vector
Maintainer: The dune-fufem team dune-fufem@lists.spline.inf.fu-berlin.de
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dune-fufem is a set of discretation methods to assemble linear and nonlinear finite element problems. It emphasizes ease-of-use over performance and flexibility. In particular, it uses more dynamic polymorphism and less template metaprogramming than other discretization modules.

dune-fufem used to implement its own function space bases, but is nowadays in the process of transitioning to the function space bases implemented in the dune-functions module. Use of the native dune-fufem bases is discouraged.

The string fufem is an acronym for Freie Universit├Ąt Finite Element Method, because dune-fufem was originally developed at Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin.


  • Assemblers for stiffness matrices and linear functionals
  • Support for constrained function space bases, e.g., for conforming finite element spaces on nonforming adaptively refined grids
  • Abstractions for grid boundary patches, and assembler for spaces on those
  • An interface to Python. In particular, Python functions can be called from C++ code. Moreover this provides conversions between various Python and Dune-C++ types like, e.g., FieldVector, FieldMatrix, GridFactory.
  • Building blocks for the implementation of hierarchical error estimators


You can download the current development version using anonymous git:

git clone https://gitlab.dune-project.org/fufem/dune-fufem.git

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