Gallery

This page collects screenshots from various simulations based on MFEM. Additional images can be found in the GLVis gallery.


A version of the MFEM logo demonstrating curvilinear elements, adaptive mesh refinement and (idealized) parallel partitioning. Visualization with GLVis.


Incompressible Taylor-Green vortex simulation with high-order finite elements. Visualization with ParaView.


Fibers generated by LDRB approach based on 4 Laplacian solves in the Cardioid project.


Solution of a Maxwell problem on a Klein bottle. Mesh generated with the klein-bottle miniapp. Solution with Example 3.


Comparisons of equipotential surfaces and force lines from Maxwell's Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism with results from MFEM's Volta miniapp.


Level surfaces in the interior of the solution from Example 1 on escher.mesh. Visualization with GLVis.


3D Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) simulation of a shock-triple point interaction with Q2-Q1 elements in the MFEM-based BLAST shock hydrodynamics code. Volume visualization with VisIt.


Modeling elastic-plastic flow in the 3D Taylor high-velocity impact problem using 4th order mixed elements in the MFEM-based BLAST shock hydrodynamics code. Visualization with VisIt.


Poisson problem on a "Breather" surface. Mesh generated with the Mesh Explorer miniapp. Solution with Example 1.


Triple point shock interaction on 4 elements of order 12. Note the element curvature and the high variation of the field inside the lower right element.


Visualization of the electric field generated by the electrical wave on rabbit heart ventricles during depolarization of the heart. The ventricles are embedded in a passive conducting volume. Activation of the ventricles happens through a Purkinje network. Image courtesy of Dennis Ogiermann, winner of the 2021 MFEM Workshop Visualization Contest.


Incompressible fluid flow around a rotating turbine. Fluid-rigid body simulation using space-time embedded-hybridized discontinuous Galerkin discretization. Image courtesy of Tamas Horvath, winner of the 2021 MFEM Workshop Visualization Contest.


Axisymmetric computation of an air flow in a tube with continuous Galerkin discretization. Image courtesy of Raphael Zanella, as part of the 2021 MFEM Workshop Visualization Contest.

Streamlines of the magnetic field from a parallel computation of the magnetostatic interaction of two magnetic orbs. Visualization with VTK.


Test of the propagation of a spherical shock wave through a random non-conforming mesh in the MFEM-based BLAST shock hydrodynamics code. Visualization with GLVis.


Slice image of the high harmonic fast wave propagation in the NSTX-U magnetic fusion device. Computed using MFEM's 4th order H(curl) elements by the RF-SciDAC project.


An electromagnetic eigenmode of a star-shaped domain computed with 3rd order finite elements computed with Example 13.


High-order multi-material inertial confinement fusion (ICF)-like implosion in the MFEM-based BLAST shock hydrodynamics code. Visualization with VisIt.


Two-region AMR mesh generated by the Shaper miniapp from successive adaptation to the outlines of Australia.


Radiating Kelvin-Helmholtz modeled with the MFEM-based BLAST shock hydrodynamics code. Volume visualization with VisIt.


Simulation-driven r-adaptivity using TMOP for a three-material high-velocity gas impact in BLAST. Visualization with VisIt. Click here for a movie.


The Shaper miniapp applied to a multi-material input functions described by the iterates of the Mandelbrot set. Visualization with GLVis.


Topology optimization of a drone body using LLNL's LiDO project, based on MFEM.


Compressible Euler equations, Mach 3 flow around a cylinder in 2D, stabilized DG-P1 spacial discretization. Image courtesy of Hennes Hajduk, as part of the 2021 MFEM Workshop Visualization Contest.


Inviscid Kelvin-Helmholtz instability using high-order invariant domain preserving discontinuous Galerkin methods with convex limiting. Image courtesy of Will Pazner, as part of the 2021 MFEM Workshop Visualization Contest.


Compressible Euler in Lagrangian frame using the Laghos miniapp. Image courtesy of Vladimir Tomov, as part of the 2021 MFEM Workshop Visualization Contest.


Adaptive, implicit resistive MHD solver (from TDS-SciDAC) resolves multi-scale features of plasmoid instability.

Electric field induced by an MRI gradient coil in a human body. Simulation by the Magnetic Resonance Physics and Instrumentation Group at Harvard Medical School.


Multi-mode Rayleigh-Taylor instability simulation using 4th order mixed elements in the MFEM-based BLAST shock hydrodynamics code. Visualization with VisIt.


Purely Lagrangian Rayleigh-Taylor instability simulation using 8th order mixed elements in the MFEM-based BLAST shock hydrodynamics code. Visualization with GLVis.


Anisotropic refinement in a 2D shock-like AMR test problem. Visualization with GLVis.


Parallel version of Example 1 on 100 processors with a relatively coarse version of square-disc.mesh. Visualization with GLVis.


Anisotropic refinement in a 3D version of the AMR test. Portion of the spherical domain is cut away in GLVis.


Structural topology optimization with MFEM in LLNL's Center for Design and Optimization.


Test of the anisotropic refinement feature on a random mesh. A slightly modified version of Example 1. Visualization with GLVis.


Level lines in a cutting plane of the solution from the parallel version of Example 1 on 64 processors with fichera.mesh. Visualization with GLVis.


Cut image of the solution from Example 1 on a sharply twisted, high order toroidal mesh. The mesh was generated with the toroid miniapp.


Cut image of an induction coil mesh and three sub-meshes created with the Trimmer miniapp. Visualization with VisIt.


Viscoealstic flow of blood through an artery with aneurysm. Modeled by the Hookean dumbbell model discretized with BCF-method (Navier-Stokes+SUPG). Image courtesy of Andreas Meier, as part of the 2021 MFEM Workshop Visualization Contest.


Visualization of time-averaged mean flow from a compressible, DG Navier-Stokes solver using MFEM. The geometry matches the internal flow domain of a cylindrical plasma torch where gas is injected into four small diamond ports. Image courtesy of Karl W. Schulz, as part of the 2021 MFEM Workshop Visualization Contest.