# Department of Mechanics: Software

From Wiki @ Department of mechanics

Software developed at the Department of Mechanics:

- OOFEM.org - object-oriented finite element code, developed by Bořek Patzák and coworkers
- SIFEL - Simple Finite Elements, developed by Jaroslav Kruis and coworkers
- T3D - three-dimensional mesh generator developed by Daniel Rypl
- EduBeam - static analysis of planar frames, developed by Bořek Patzák and coworkers
- MuPIF.org - Multi-Physics, distributed integration framework

Selected software potentially useful for scientific applications:

- Engauge Digitizer - conversion of an image file containing graphs into a text file with numbers specifying the coordinates of selected points
- FileSender - secure way to share large files provided by CESNET
- Gnuplot - portable command-line driven graphing utility
- Maxima - computer algebra system
- Octave - open-source tool similar to Matlab
- ParaView - open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application
- PDF scissors - a tool to crop pdfs; usefull for reading pdf files (especially the scanned ones) easily in ebook readers
- Scan Tailor - excellent tool for interactive post-processing of scanned pages
- QtGrace - a free inter-platform tool for data analysis, derived from Grace
- Veusz - scientific plotting package
- Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] - free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.
- Mendeley - reference manager combined with scientific social network. Here is a simple overview (in Czech): File:Mendeley-tahak.pdf
- matlabfrag, matlab2tikz - handy free tools for exporting Matlab and Matlab/Octave figures consistently into LaTex

Comparison of software useful for scientific applications at WIKI with the list of pairs - software (experienced users):

- Numerical analysis software - MATLAB (J.Vondřejc), SciPy (J.Vondřejc)
- Computer algebra systems - Symbolic MATLAB Toolbox (J.Vondřejc)
- TeX editors - Kile (J.Vondřejc), Vim (J.Stránský), LyX (M.Jirásek)
- Reference management software - KBibTeX (J.Vondřejc)

A selection of interesting computational platforms developed by our colleagues at other universities:

- Akantu: An optimized open-source object-oriented finite-element library, developed by the team of Prof. Jean-Francois Molinari at the LSMS (Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory), EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne).
- MARS - Modeling and Analysis of the Response of Structures: Commercial software implementing the Lattice Discrete Particle Model (LDPM) for concrete developed by Prof. Gianluca Cusatis (Northwestern University, USA).