A Plugin Strategy for Extensible Configuration of Attributes in Geometric Modelling for Finite Element Simulations

Ricardo Morrot, William Wagner Matos Lira, Luiz Fernando Martha


This work proposes a methodology, using plugins resources, for configuration of finite element simulation attributes in geometric modeling. The attributes are necessary additional information for the complete definition of a finite element model, as they constitute specific characterizations of the simulations. The configuration of these attributes allows a relatively simple extension of a given geometric modeler, so that it may be used in other types of finite element simulations. With the plugin methodology, it is possible incorporate to the modeler specific resources that were not initially considered. The strategy adopted in this work consists of using the plugin resource to link, through an interface, a geometric modeler to a library of classes of the module that manages simulation attributes. A simple example is presented to illustrate the proposed methodology.

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