This page summarises the AMPLE release versions.

AMPLE v1.1

Minor changes to the original AMPLE code to improve run time efficiency whilst maintaining readability. The changes resulted in a speed up of approximately 1.9 times compared to the original implementation.

The run time for the elastic compaction under self weight demonstration problem (see Test Cases page) for the original AMPLE and AMPLE v1.1 is shown below.

Compaction setup

AMPLE v1.0

Original AMPLE release, focused on implicit implementation of the material point method for quasi-static analysis.

AMPLE:  A Material Point Learning Environment

AMPLE: A Material Point Learning Environment

AMPLE was developed to address the sevre learning curve for researchers wishing to understand, and start using, the material point method. The software was developed at Durham University between 2014 and 2018 by Dr Will Coombs as a platform to test our new research ideas and understand the impact of adopting different material point variants. AMPLE was first released in January 2019 at the 2nd International Conference on the Material Point Method held at Cambridge University, UK.