Wolfgang Bangerth and Guido Kanschat
Concepts for object-oriented finite element software - the deal.II library
Preprint 99-43 (SFB 359), IWR Heidelberg, October 1999.

An overview of the deal.II library is given. This library provides the functionality needed by modern numerical software used in the finite element solution of partial differential equations, offering adaptively refined meshes, different finite element classes, multigrid solvers and support for one, two and three spatial dimensions.

We give a description of the basic design criteria used in the development of the library and how they were transformed into actual code, and some examples of the use of the library in numerical analysis.

Wolfgang Bangerth
Thu Oct 12 09:37:07 MDT 2017