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Scientific Programming
Volume 15, Issue 3, Pages 157-172

Vectorized Matlab Codes for Linear Two-Dimensional Elasticity

Jonas Koko

LIMOS, Université Blaise Pascal, CNRS UMR 6158, and ISIMA, Campus des Cézeaux, BP 10125, 63173 Aubiére Cedex, France

Received 24 October 2007; Accepted 24 October 2007

Copyright © 2007 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A vectorized Matlab implementation for the linear finite element is provided for the two-dimensional linear elasticity with mixed boundary conditions. Vectorization means that there is no loop over triangles. Numerical experiments show that our implementation is more efficient than the standard implementation with a loop over all triangles.