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LifeV is a finite element (FE) library providing implementations of state of the art mathematical and numerical methods. It serves both as a research and production library. It has already been used in medical and industrial contexts to simulate fluid structure interaction and mass transport. LifeV is the joint collaboration between four institutions: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CMCS) in Switzerland, Politecnico di Milano (MOX) in Italy, INRIA (REO, ESTIME) in France, and Emory University (Sc. Comp) in the U.S.A.

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New release, download methods and resources! 28 Jan 2013 10:09

LifeV is now available for download on GitHub: From now on this will be the only public distribution method and you are advised to either make a Git clone of this repository or download the repository as a Zip file (functionality provided by GitHub). The current version of LifeV is 3.4.3. New resources for users can be found on the LifeV project website: Please visit and use the project website, which contains a Wiki and use the Issue tracker for reporting bugs and making feature requests. The doxygen reference for the library (generated nightly) is available at: We hope that you will find these changes and new resources useful!


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