Michal Ruzicka, Stepan MajorPavel Cyrus



The Use of Argos2D Software and Arduino Microcomputer in Teaching Hydromechanics



This lecture is devoted to problematic of exploit of Agros2D software in education. The software Agros2D is software primarily devoted to the learning of FEM (Finite Element Method). The software Agros2D is a multiplatform for the solution of partial differential equations. The system uses Hermes2D library. This software is freeware available for use at no monetary cost, making them ideal for use in education. This program can also be used for creating simulations used in teaching. In doing so, these simulations can be used effectively, even if the students are not at all acquainted with FEM method. In this article is special interest dedicated to the hydromechanics and experimental mechanics


Technical Education, Finite Element Method, Argos2D, Hydromechanics, Arduino, Bernoulli's principle 


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Michal Ruzicka, Stepan Major, Pavel Cyrus. (2017) The Use of Argos2D Software and Arduino Microcomputer in Teaching Hydromechanics. International Journal of Education and Learning Systems, 2, 168-172


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