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Re: So, what are you guys doing?
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: So, what are you guys doing?
- From: Telford Tendys <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 12:15:57 +1000
- References: <199907302311.SAA11359@savonarola.red-bean.com>
> So, what are you guys working on? I'll be your representative at
> the conference, and say, "Joe Hacker at Wahoo U. is using Guile to
> measure the pace of snails."
I am building a ``Finite Element'' calculator for the simulation of
magnetic fields in transformers and electric motors (possibly more
engineering than science <shrug>). It uses a library of C routines
for most of the floating point calculations (e.g. matrix inversion)
and uses guile as a scripting language and as an interactive user
interface. Source is GPL, archives can be found at:
Most of the available FEM packages are proprietary and the internal
material models cannot be modified (other than plugging in parameter
values) which makes it impossible for the user to try out their own
formulae for material behaviour. Admittedly, my material models are
currently worse than the proprietary ones but at least I have the freedom
to try anything I like and see what it does, and I like to think that,
in the long term, this is more important.
Telford Tendys <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Faculty of Engineering
University of Technology, Sydney
P.O. Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007