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# AxFEM ## Project Description AxFEM is an FEM application for axisymmetric vibrating structure gyroscope simulations. It is implemented in deal.ii and provides a scripting interface by extending Lua. ## Features For a given azimuthal number, AxFEM can compute: * Eigenfrequencies * Bryan''s factor * Quality factor due to thermoelastic damping * Sensitivities of the quantities above to geometric design parameters ## Installation and Running There are two alternatives to run the software: ### Virtual Machine 1. Download and install [VirtualBox](https://www.virtualbox.org/) (or use other Virtual Machine (VM) platform which can run .vmx files, such as VMWare Player or Parallels). 2. Download the [zipped VM image](https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BzsFamPJRHfJTXlVZDl4Z0Z1aEU) and extract the files. 3. Setting up the VM The VM image is based on [TurnKey Linux Core](http://www.turnkeylinux.org/core), a relatively lightweight system optimized for running on virtual machine platforms like VMWare and VirtualBox. If the following instructions do not work, there is a [tutorial on installing appliances with VirtualBox](http://www.turnkeylinux.org/docs/installation-appliances-virtualbox) that may be helpful. But ideally, you should be able to simply do the following steps: 1. Run VirtualBox 2. Click `New` to add the VM 3. Give a name to the VM (e.g. AxFEM) 4. Select operating system `Linux` 5. Select version `Other Linux` 6. Use at least 512MB (more is better) of memory. 7. Make sure `Start-up Disk` is selected. 8. Choose `Use existing hard disk` and select AxFEM vmdk file 9. Start the VM, use username `user` and password `user` to log in If you want to administer the virtual machine, the `root` password is `turnkey`. 4. The tutorials are located within the VM in the folder `/usr/local/axfem/doc/tutorials` Alternately, they are [available online](http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~bindel/sw/axfem/doc/tutorials/index.html). ### Compile AxFEM 1. You can download the source code from [the BitBucket page](https://bitbucket.org/dbindel/axfem) in zip, gz or bz2 formats, or using Git: git clone https://bitbucket.org/dbindel/axfem.git 2. Download and compile deal.ii 1. [Download and compile deal.ii (>=7.1.0)](http://www.dealii.org) 2. Configure with the following options: ./configure --disable-threads --without-petsc --without-slepc \ --with-blas --with-lapack --with-umfpack` 3. Then type `make all` 3. In `axfem` folder, you need to update the folder names in Makefile.in.ex and save it as Makefile.in. Then type `make` and `make test`.