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This page contains step-by-step instructions for adding a new matrix function to Aladdin.

We have found that when a new element added to the program, some related functions may be needed to be added to the matrix, finite element or kernel libraries. For example, as part of the implementation of the fiber finite element (a new feature of Aladdin Version 2.0) a new function ElmtStateDet() was added to the program for the Element State Determination. Similarly, the function GetStress() was added to Aladdin for design rule checking. Adding a new function to Aladdin is relatively easy if you understand the philosphy of program development, and the step-by-step proecedure for inserting a new function into the program.

This section contains implementation hints for adding content to your new matrix function: