Machine Design

Turn Partial Differential Equations Into FE Models

FlexPDE 5 is a script-driven program for solving partial differential equations involving heat flow, electric and magnetic fields, and stress analysis.

Gear tooth-temperature calculation done in FlexPDE 5.

Users enter equations, boundary conditions, domain description, and the graphics output required in a readable, selfdocumenting script, which they have created in the software's editor. FlexPDE builds a mesh, constructs a system finite-element model, solves it, and presents graphical output. The software also includes Arbitrary Lagrange/Eulerian (ALE) moving-mesh capabilities.

PDE Solutions Inc., Box 4217, Antioch, CA 94531, (925) 776-2407,

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