Application fields of Elmer

General discussion about Elmer

What are your main application fields of Elmer?

Heat transfer
Fluid mechanics
Solid mechanics
Quantum mechanics
Something else (please specify)
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Re: Application fields of Elmer

Post by Franz Pichler » 16 May 2012, 15:49


i awould like to couple heatsolver static current solvers, and chemical diffusion as well as maybe some boundary reactions. A lot of this in the same domain. What i am interested is the capabilitis of the monolithic solvers.

One further thing i would be really interested in is the coupling of 2 d and 3d domains. I know this is not the elmer philosophy . but if one has very thin structures that are standing on very bulky structures you are forced to use way too small elements to achieve good aspect ratios of your elements. replacing the thin structures with 2d (maybe but not necasserily shell structures) elements would make that problem disappear.

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Re: Application fields of Elmer

Post by slav » 10 Oct 2013, 10:35


is Elmer suitable for problems like in the link ... ld/020.pdf ("Focusing light with a single subwavelength aperture flanked
by surface corrugations" F. Garcia-Vidal et al.) that is slits or metallic diffraction gratings (for VIS or IR light) and surface plasmons? If it is what is the easiest way to start? I have already downloaded Elmer and don't know if learning it is worth my time :)

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Re: Application fields of Elmer

Post by raback » 10 Oct 2013, 11:13


What physical equation would describe the phenomena? Is it vector valued Helmholtz equation with absorbing BCs? Or does it deduce to scalar field in 2D?

For the latter the standard Helmholtz solver could be used. For the former some further development is needed. If the equation is something different I would have to see it to make an assessment.


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Re: Application fields of Elmer

Post by fmarinho » 30 Dec 2015, 19:30

Hi all! Would be interesting to have the Poisson solver for the electromagnetics package to be able employ non-linear densities which are dependant on the potential itself. That way it would be feasible to simulate semiconductor devices such as pn junctions, semiconductor detectors, solar panels parts and so on. Is there anyone working on that aspect at the moment?

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Re: Application fields of Elmer

Post by kaka » 13 Jan 2016, 22:54


I'm new at the forum and thats my question.

Can Elmer solve the problem of eddy currents, which are in a metal sheet, because of a near ac coil? Where can i find a tutorium description for a problem like that?

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Re: Application fields of Elmer

Post by teofilBitron » 22 Feb 2017, 18:30

Hi Elmer Team,
Mainly I use Elmer for MagnetoStatic and MagnetoDynamic.
Recently I use magneto analisys combined whith mesh adaptation in order to analize different set-up whith only one mesh model or transient analisys with structural coupling.
Acoustic in the past that involves free mode structural modal analisys.
Thermic heat transfer but that also involves fluid dynamics for free or forced convection.

Many thanks, Teofil

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Re: Application fields of Elmer

Post by rebaz » 12 Dec 2017, 09:38

heat transfer
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Re: Application fields of Elmer

Post by shahpayal » 03 Sep 2019, 15:13

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