M. Piñeiro (University of Santiago de Compostela)

MaxFEM is an open source software to numerically solve electromagnetic problems in the low-frequency regime by using the finite element method. The package brings together, under a single interface, different modules that can address problems in electrostatics, direct current, magnetostatics, transient magnetics and eddy currents, in two and/or three dimensions and in cartesian and/or cylindrical coordinates. MaxFEM also provides a powerful visualization tool to display the simulation results either in two or three dimensions.

MaxFEM users can perform internal changes to both the interface and the contained calculus programs in order to adapt the software to their needs. Moreover, thanks to the modular structure of the interface, it is possible to incorporate other models and even other types of simulations based on finite element techniques (e.g., thermal coupled electromagnetics). Under the GPL license, anyone can include its own application and redistribute the software.

MaxFEM was developed within the Research Group in Mathematical Engineering, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Santiago de Compostela, in collaboration with the Supercomputing Center of Galicia (CESGA).