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Partial Differential Equation Toolbox

Solve partial differential equations using finite element analysis

Partial Differential Equation Toolbox™ provides functions for solving partial differential equations (PDEs) in 2-D, 3-D, and time using finite element analysis. It lets you specify and mesh 2-D and 3-D geometries and formulate boundary conditions and equations. You can solve static, time domain, frequency domain, and eigenvalue problems over the domain of the geometry. Functions for postprocessing and plotting results enable you to visually explore the solution.

You can use Partial Differential Equation Toolbox to solve PDEs from standard problems such as diffusion, heat transfer, structural mechanics, electrostatics, magnetostatics, and AC power electromagnetics, as well as custom, coupled systems of PDEs.

Getting Started

Learn the basics of Partial Differential Equation Toolbox

PDE Problem Setup

Specify geometry, boundary conditions, equations, mesh, and solver configuration

Solution Visualization and Interpolation

Plot, animate, and interpolate PDE solutions and their gradients


Use PDE models to describe physical phenomena, such as electrostatics, electrodynamics, heat transfer, and so on

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