# Customization Articles and Tutorials

## Periodic Boundary Conditions and the Solver Hook Functionality

This post describes how to implement finite element FEM models with custom periodic boundary conditions in FEATool. A periodic boundary condition can be defined for opposing boundaries so that their values are linked in some defined way. The typical case for two periodic boundaries is to require them to have identical …

## Modeling and Simulation of Axisymmetric Swirling Flows

Fluid Flow Simulations with Swirl Effects Fluid flows with swirl effects can occur in rotationally symmetric geometries where the azimuthal or angular velocity component is non-zero. In this case one must solve the fully three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations. However, due to the assumption that azimuthal variations …

## Euler-Bernoulli Beam - FEATool Modeling and Implementation Example

This post will discuss how to implement and model elastic deformations of simple beams with FEATool Multiphysics. Although also available as a pre-defined physics mode and GUI option, beams and truss structures can also be implemented and accurately simulated with slight extension of the available FEM Matlab functions …

## Multiphysics Modeling of Heat Induced Stress in a Brake Disk

This tutorial illustrates how to couple a heat transfer model with linear elasticity by manually defining the multiphysics equations with the FEATool PDE syntax. The custom model examines how temperature rise in a brake disk under braking results in heat induced displacements with resulting increased stresses and …

## Custom Equations and the Weak PDE Formulation Equation Syntax

The following post further examines PDE equation parsing and specifying custom equations in FEATool. Furthermore, a simple parametric heat transfer model will be shown and set up as a custom PDE equation, suitable for both the Matlab command line and m-script file modeling. Stationary heat transfer by conduction and …

## Different Ways of Working with FEATool and FEM Simulations

FEATool Multiphysics is unique in that it allows several different ways for users to work with FEM modeling and simulation. The whole spectrum from using the high-level graphical user interface down to low-level access of the fundamental matrices of the underlying finite element FEM discretization is possible. On top …

## Implementing Custom and User Defined Finite Element Shape and Basis Functions

FEATool has been designed with flexibility and user customization in mind allowing for solving custom equations, calling external solvers, grid generators, and post processing tools, and allowing for both Matlab and Octave m-script as well as GUI based modeling. This post shows how to easily define custom finite …