Why Akantu ?
Finite-Element library dedicated to damage, contact and micro-mechanics
Akantu fulfills the requirements of genericity, robustness and efficiency needed for intensive simulations
Accuracy and speed
Akantu means a little element in Kinyarwanda, a Bantu language. It is also an opensource object-oriented Finite Element library. Akantu was born with the vision to associate flexibility, robustness and efficiency, thanks to its characteristic architecture.
A unique C++ object-oriented design combines high-level classes and interfaces with optimized critical loops acting on degrees of freedom. It makes Akantu‘s unique implementation both object oriented and vectorized.
Accessing the code
Akantu is freely available under the LGPL licence.
You can redistribute and/or modify Akantu. It is distributed in the hope that it will be useful.
The source code is accessible at https://gitlab.com/akantu/akantu.
Getting started with tutorials
Have a look to this tutorial which prepares a simulation to model a crack propagation with extrinsic cohesive elements.
Contribute to Akantu
If it seems that the code contains an error, you can post on the forum.
Any new feature and/or bug fix is welcome with a gitlab pull request
Do not hesitate to contact the LSMS laboratory at EPFL
or at email@example.com
Akantu’s community of users
Our community is composed of invested people for open-source research all around the world.
Development is a collective effort