# FEmethods documentation¶

FEmethods is a python package designed to analyse structural elements using Finite Element Methods (FEM) to solve for element reaction forces and calculate the deflection of the element.

Using FEM has the advantage over closed form (exact) equations because it uses numerical techniques that can easily be used on many different load cases, including statically indeterminate cases. The disadvantage of FEM is that it will have less accuracy then the exact equations derived for a particular case.

Note

This package is currently a work-in-progress.