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Referencing OOFEM

If you use OOFEM, and especially if you use it to accomplish real work, I would like very much to hear from you. A short letter or email describing how you use OOFEM will mean a lot to me. The more people I know are using this program, the more easily I can justify spending time on improvements that I hope will benefit you.

When referencing OOFEM in a publication, please cite at least one of the following papers:

  • B. Patzák and Z. Bittnar. Design of object oriented finite element code. Advances in Engineering Software, 32(10-11):759–767, 2001.
  • B. Patzák and D. Rypl. Object-oriented, parallel finite element framework with dynamic load balancing. Advances in Engineering Software, 47(1):35 – 50, 2012.

OOFEM releases are archived on Zenodo and have DOI, so they are directly citable:

  • v2.5: <a href=""><img src="" alt="DOI"></a>

In addition, you can also cite oofem web pages as

with the biblatex entries

  author={Bořek Patzák and Zdeněk Bittnar},
  title={Design of object oriented finite element code},
  journal={Advances in Engineering Software},
  title = "Object-oriented, parallel finite element framework with dynamic load balancing",
  journal = "Advances in Engineering Software",
  volume = "47",
  number = "1",
  pages = "35 - 50",
  year = "2012",
  note = "",
  issn = "0965-9978",
  doi = "10.1016/j.advengsoft.2011.12.008",
  url = "",
  author = "B. Patzák and D. Rypl",
  author={Bořek Patzák},
  title={OOFEM project home page},

OOFEM Cliparts

The goal of this section is to provide OOFEM graphical resources to our supporters for promotional and personal use. Copying of the OOFEM Logos is subject to the LGPL copyright license.

referecencingoofem.txt · Last modified: 2020/12/17 18:07 by bp