FENet was a Thematic Network, funded by the European Commission
for four years from August 2001. The network sought to coordinate
activities within Europe aimed at improving both the quality of
industrial applications of finite element technology and the level
of confidence that can be placed in the computed results.
A principal objective of FENet was to collate and structure
existing information and to facilitate the efficient exchange of
experience and knowledge within, and between, different industrial
sectors within the European Community.
The industrial application of finite element technology has
expanded dramatically. It has become a generic enabling technology
across a broad spectrum of industrial sectors and across
application areas within each sector. Given this widespread
application its importance to industry is clearly profound.
However, the use of finite element technology within the various
industrial sectors varies considerably.