The program system DAEdalon is developed since the beginning of 2002 as an open FEM program by
Dr.-Ing. Steffen Eckert and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Herbert Baaser.
It is based on MatLab and gives the user an open structure for developments for research and training purposes.
Lately (since version 2.10 - Aug. 2016) DAEdalon can also be started as GNU octave version in the open source environment without any further modification for PC and MAC systems running WIN, LINUX oder MAC OS.
For the mesh generation the pre- and postprocessor GiD can be used since version 1.40.
DAEdalon stands under the GNU General Public License. Each user hereby is refered to the regulations contained.
- general solution of nonlinear, elliptical 2D and 3D boundary value problems (quasi-static problems)
- general solution of nonlinear, hyperbolic 2D and 3D initial boundary value problems (dynamic problems)
- Formulations alternatively in reference or actual configuration
- open element and material interface
- general nonlinear material behavior (elastic, inelastic)
- flexible number of internal variables
- several different material laws can be used in the same problem
- Arc-length method
- graphical user interface (GUI)
- Use of GiD as Preprocessor is supported
- Result files for undeformed and deformed mesh, contour plots, boundary conditions, node and element numbers, reaction forces
- very flexible post processing by use of Perl Scripts
Current conditions of all implemented features
CAE-Forum: Forum on usage of DAEdalon
Booklet on Matlab based FEM Implementation