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Ellipsis3d is a three-dimensional version of the particle-in-cell finite element code Ellipsis, a solid modeling code for visco-elastoplastic materials. The particle-in-cell method combines the strengths of the Lagrangian and Eulerian formulations of mechanics while bypassing their limitations.

Ellipsis3d originated from CIItcom (CitCom version II), a multigrid mantle convection code developed by Louis Moresi. Subsequently, Chris Wijns contributed user-functionality and miscellaneous back end improvements. Later extensions to include the Cosserat continuum theory were introduced by Frederic Dufour. The two-dimensional version of ellipsis was extended into three dimensions by Richard Albert and Craig O'Neill.

Current Release

Source Packages

Ellipsis3D-1.0.2.tar.gz [2007-04-18]

ellipsis3d with minor portability fixes.

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ellipsis3D--1.0.1.tar.gz [2006-10-20]

Latest release.

User Resources

Community Wiki

Visit the Ellipsis3D Wiki page for additional support with building, using, or modifying Ellipsis3D.

Ellipsis3D Publications List

Research publications using Ellipsis3D.

Community Discussion

Browse the CIG Mailing List Archive to find past discussions and previous troubleshooting help, or post to the CIG forum with questions or comments.

Developer Resources

Development Version

If you are interested in getting the development version of this code from the CIG repository, use the following git command:

git clone --recursive

You can also browse the history of modifications in the Git repository.

Issue/Bug Tracker on Github

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Doxygen Documentation

Auto-generated Doxygen documentation is available for the Development and Release codebases.

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