As I begin my 12th year of work on TWODEPEP (now PDE/PROTRAN ), I am intrigued by the analogy between the 11 year evolution of this computer code and the multi-billion year history of the genetic code of life, which contains a blueprint for a species encoded into billions of bits of information. Like the code of life, TWODEPEP began with primitive features, being capable of solving only a single linear elliptic equation in polygonal regions, with simple boundary conditions. It passed through many useful stages as it adapted to non-linear and time dependent problems, systems of PDEs, eigenvalue problems, and as it evolved cubic and quartic elements and isoparametric elements for curved boundaries. It grew a preprocessor and a graphical output package, and out-of-core frontal and conjugate gradient methods were added to solve the linear systems.
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- Shoucri, M.; Fuchs, V.; Bers, A.: The application of the finite element library TWODEPEP for the numerical solution of the relativistic Fokker-Planck equation (1987)
- Lowther, D.A.; Silvester, P.P.: Computer-aided design in magnetics (1986)
- Al-Kharafi, A.A.; Evans, D.J.: The finite element solution of a quasi-linear elliptic equation governing non-Newtonian flows through rectangular ducts (1985)
- Miketinac, M.J.; Sokhansanj, Shahab: Velocity-pressure distribution in grain bins - Brooker’s model (1985)
- Sewell, Granville: Analysis of a finite element method. PDE/PROTRAN (1985)
- Pereyra, V.: Deferred corrections software and its application to seismic ray tracing (1984)
- Sewell, Granville: TWODEPEP, a small general purpose finite element program (1982)