PDELab

PDELab, an extensible C++ template library for finite element methods We describe PDELab, an extensible C++ template library for finite element methods based on the Distributed and Unified Numerics Environment (Dune). PDELab considerably simplifies the implementation of discretization schemes for systems of partial differential equations (PDEs) by setting up global functions and operators from a simple element-local description. A general concept for incorporation of constraints eases the implementation of essential boundary conditions, hanging nodes and varying polynomial degree. The underlying Dune software framework provides parallelization and dimension-independence.