Since Akantu is an Open-Source project anyone can contribute and share its expertise by adding a new feature.

You just need to download the code using C4science and commit your changes.

Category: General

Akantu is an Open-Source Finite-Element library dedicated to damage mechanisms, contact mechanics and micro-mechanics.

Akantu fulfills the requirements of genericity, robustness and efficiency needed for intensive simulations in the domains.

Category: General

If it seems that the code contains an error, you can post on the forum. The community will help you and if the mistake is really within the code an update of the code will be made to solve this issue.

Category: General

Download & Installation

You can download Akantu by using C4science
Go to the Download page and follow the instructions.


If you want to reference Akantu, you can cite one of these two papers:

  • Richart and J.-F. Molinari. Implementation of a parallel finite-element library: test case on a non-local continuum damage model, in Finite Elements in Analysis & Design, vol. 100, p. 41-46, 2015.
  • M.Vocialta, N. Richart, J.-F. Molinari, 3D dynamic fragmentation with parallel dynamic insertion of cohesive elements. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng, 109: 1655–1678, (2017) doi: 10.1002/nme.5339.
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Since Akantu is an open-source project, the is accessible to add new features into it.

Of course if you have any problem to understand the code and where to place your new feature, feel free to ask your question on the forum .

If the feature you want to add require the expertise of the LSMS Laboratory due to its complexity, you can send a email to akantu@akantu.ch.


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