The DUNE framework: Basic concepts and recent developments

Peter Bastian, Markus Blatt, Andreas Dedner, Nils Arne Dreier, Christian Engwer, René Fritze, Carsten Gräser, Christoph Grüninger, Dominic Kempf, Robert Klöfkorn, Mario Ohlberger, Oliver Sander

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This paper presents the basic concepts and the module structure of the Distributed and Unified Numerics Environment and reflects on recent developments and general changes that happened since the release of the first DUNE version in 2007 and the main papers describing that state Bastian etal. (2008a, 2008b). This discussion is accompanied with a description of various advanced features, such as coupling of domains and cut cells, grid modifications such as adaptation and moving domains, high order discretizations and node level performance, non-smooth multigrid methods, and multiscale methods. A brief discussion on current and future development directions of the framework concludes the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-112
Number of pages38
JournalComputers and Mathematics with Applications
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Computational Mathematics


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