Who Can Use FlexPDE?
Most of physics and engineering is described at one level or another in terms of partial differential equations. This means that a scripted solver like FlexPDE can be applied to virtually any area of engineering or science.
|•||Researchers in many fields can use FlexPDE to model their experiments or apparatus, make predictions or test the importance of various effects. Parameter variations or dependencies are not limited by a library of forms, but can be programmed at will.|
|•||Engineers can use FlexPDE to do design optimization studies, feasibility studies and conceptual analyses. The same software can be used to model all aspects of a design -- no need for a separate tool for each effect.|
|•||Application developers can use FlexPDE as the core of a special-purpose applications that need finite element modeling of partial differential equation systems.|
|•||Educators can use FlexPDE to teach physics or engineering. A single software tool can be used to examine the full range of systems of interest in a discipline.|
|•||Students see the actual equations, and can experiment interactively with the effects of modifying terms or domains.|