This code demonstrates vectorization concepts from the paper:
Talal Rahman and Jan Valdman: Fast MATLAB assembly of FEM matrices in 2D and 3D: nodal elements, Applied Mathematics and Computation 219, 7151–7158 (2013).
A link to the paper can be found at the author web page located at http://sites.google.com/site/janvaldman/publications
Please cite the paper if you find the code useful.
Available scripts from the paper:
Additional script (provided by Tien Dat Ngo from EFPL Lausanne):
Jan Valdman (2020). Fast FEM assembly: nodal elements (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/27826-fast-fem-assembly-nodal-elements), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
Is the function "phider" not uploaded ?
coeffs denotes a scalar coefficient in corresponding bilinear forms:
a(u,v) = (coeffs * grad u, grad v) (in the stiffness matrix function),
a(u,v) = (coeffs *u, v) (in the mass matrix function),
where u,v are P1 functions. Ignore it in the input of both functions to have coeffs=1.
It is straightforward to modify FEM assemblies to work with rectangular elements, but it is not done in this version. Read the paper and try it yourself :).
What's the 'coeffs' mean in function 'stifness_matrixP1' and 'mass_matrixP1'?
can this create a mass matrix for a rectangular (2 dimensional) mesh?
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