libMeshlibrary is a C++ framework for the numerical simulation of partial differential equations on serial and parallel platforms. Development began in March 2002 with the intent of providing a friendly interface to a number of high-quality software packages that are publicly available. Currently the library supports 1D, 2D, and 3D steady and transient finite element and finite volume simulations. PETSc is currently used for the solution of linear systems on both serial and parallel platforms, and LASPack is included with the library to provide linear solver support on serial machines. An optional interface to SLEPc is also provided for solving both standard and generalized eigenvalue problems.
libMeshlibrary is actively developed at The University of Texas at Austin in the CFDLab and at Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Modelling and Computation in Germany. Many thanks to SourceForge for hosting the project. You can find out what is currently happening in the development branch by checking out the CVS Logs online.
A major goal of the library is to provide support for adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) computations in parallel while allowing a research scientist to focus on the physics they are modeling. The library makes use of high-quality, existing software whenever possible. A complete list of external applications used in the library may be found here.