We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Durham Research Online
You are in:

An open source hp-adaptive discontinuous Galerkin finite element solver for linear elasticity

Wiltshire, Thomas and Bird, Robert E. and Coombs, William M. and Giani, Stefano (2022) 'An open source hp-adaptive discontinuous Galerkin finite element solver for linear elasticity.', Advances in engineering software., 171 . p. 103147.


Open source codes are a key ingredient to greater research integrity and accountability in computational science and engineering. However, many of these codes have not been developed with modification of the base code as their primary consideration. Existing codes may provide an environment for researchers to quickly test out their ideas under different physical conditions in a high level way but they are not always ideal for those interested in the development of numerical methods. The majority of existing open source discontinuous Galerkin finite element codes are written in C++ and there is a significant learning curve for junior researchers to adopt, understand and modify the underlying code/routines. This paper presents an open source hp-adaptive discontinuous Galerkin finite element code written in MATLAB that has been explicitly designed to make it easy for users, especially MSc/PhD-level researchers, to understand the method and implement new ideas within the core code. Although the code is focused on solving problems in linear elasticity, it is straightforward to modify it to solve other physical equations.

Item Type:Article
Full text:Publisher-imposed embargo
(AM) Accepted Manuscript
Available under License - Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 4.0.
File format - PDF
Full text:(VoR) Version of Record
Available under License - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
Download PDF
Publisher Web site:
Publisher statement:This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date accepted:13 May 2022
Date deposited:16 May 2022
Date of first online publication:13 June 2022
Date first made open access:02 August 2022

Save or Share this output

Look up in GoogleScholar