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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Theory Eng.
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
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Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJCTE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of computer theory and engineering.

IJCTE 2014 Vol.6(2): 124-128 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2014.V6.849

Component-Based Design from Finite Element Software Written in the FORTRAN Language

T. Arudchelvam, S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, and Janaka Wijayakulasooriya

Abstract—Object oriented design and software engineering are two major areas in software development. Object oriented design is very useful for solving electromagnetic problems, as classes can be utilized and reused for solving different kinds of problems by just integrating the classes which are already developed for solving other problems. Further, developing a suitable user interface will make it easy to the users depending on the nature of the problems and the level of the users. Software engineering is used to utilize, improve and adopt the legacy finite element codes. Software engineering principles were not properly implemented when the legacy finite element codes were developed. In early days, those legacy codes were developed in an ad-hoc basis. Much of those codes were written in FORTRAN programming language and modern software developers are facing difficulties in understanding and modifying those codes according to the present needs. This paper proposes and analyses a method to utilize and adopt legacy finite element codes and proposes a design which is ever useful for software engineers in the future.

Index Terms—Component, finite element software, FORTRAN, object oriented design.

T. Arudchelvam Wayamba is with University of Sri Lanka, Kuliyapitiya (e-mail:
S. R. H. Hoole is with Michigan State University, Michigan, USA (e-mail:
J. Wijayakulasooriya. is with University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (e-mail:


Cite:T. Arudchelvam, S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, and Janaka Wijayakulasooriya, "Component-Based Design from Finite Element Software Written in the FORTRAN Language," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 124-128, 2014.

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