The finite element method (FEM) is a technique for finding numerical solutions to partial differential equations. It can be applied to many different problems in physics, biology, engineering, such as molecular design, blood flow, solid and fluid mechanics, and many others. Many FEM software packages are available, both commercial and open source. However, in general it is not easy to experiment with them. The reason is that the commercial ones tend to be very expensive (for example a license to ANSYS costs around $40k), the open source are usually not that user friendly and have specific installation requirements, dependencies, and are not so general.
In this talk we will introduce the FEMhub Online Lab, discuss the motivation and goals of the project, and review its main features. The presentation will include live finite element computations, including geometry creation, mesh generation and visualization in the web browser.