DUNE Numerics


DUNE, the Distributed and Unified Numerics Environment is a modular toolbox for solving partial differential equations (PDEs) with grid-based methods. It supports the easy implementation of methods like Finite Elements (FE), Finite Volumes (FV), and also Finite Differences (FD).

DUNE is free software licensed under the GPL (version 2) with a so called “runtime exception” (see license). This licence is similar to the one under which the libstdc++ libraries are distributed. Thus it is possible to use DUNE even in proprietary software.

The underlying idea of DUNE is to create slim interfaces allowing an efficient use of legacy and/or new libraries. Modern C++ programming techniques enable very different implementations of the same concept (i.e. grids, solvers, …) using a common interface at a very low overhead. Thus DUNE ensures efficiency in scientific computations and supports high-performance computing applications.

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DUNE/PDELab Course at Heidelberg University (February 26 - March 2, 2018)

The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing at Heidelberg University will host its annual DUNE and PDELab course on February 26 - March 2, 2018.

This one week course provides an introduction to the most important DUNE modules and especially to DUNE-PDELab. At the end the attendees will have a solid knowledge of the simulation workflow from mesh generation and implementation of finite element and finite volume methods to visualization of the results. Topics covered are the solution of stationary and time-dependent problems, as well as local adaptivity, the use of parallel computers and the solution of non-linear PDEs and systems of PDEs.


February 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Registration Deadline

Friday, February 16, 2018

For further information, see the course homepage.

Dune 2.6.0rc1 Released

The first release candidate for the upcoming 2.6 release is now available. You can download the tarballs, checkout the v2.6.0rc1 tag via Git - there is no prebuilt packages from Debian experimental yet. Please go and test, and report any problems that you encounter.

Included in the release candidate are the core modules (dune-common, dune-geometry, dune-grid, dune-istl, dune-localfunctions). Release candidates for dune-alugrid and dune-python are also included.

Please refer to the recent changes page for an overview of what has changed in the new release - please let us know if something is missing from there.

dune-python f.k.a. dune-corepy

It was decided at the 2016 dune developer meeting that dune-corepy should be renamed into dune-python. This has now been done. A transition guide is available.

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