The first version of ParaFEM was developed by L. Margetts under the supervision of I.M. Smith and M.A. Pettipher:
“Parallel Finite Element Analysis”, PhD Thesis, University of Manchester, UK.Margetts L. (2002)
After this, ParaFEM formed the basis for Chapter 12 in:
“Programming the Finite Element Method”, 4th Edition, Wiley, 2004.Smith I.M. and Griffiths D.V.
ParaFEM is also used for parallel boundary element analysis in:
“The Boundary Element Method with Programming”, Springer, 2008.Beer G., Smith I.M. and Duenser C.
The latest version is described in:
“Programming the Finite Element Method”, 5th Edition, Wiley, 2014.Smith I.M., Griffiths D.V. and Margetts L.