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The Perez-Diaz and Garcia-Prada expression gives the force due to the Meissner effect for any surface element of a superconductor in a magnetic field. This paper proposes an algorithm for the integration of this expression in a superconductor of any shape. The convergence of the algorithm has been checked with respect to the finite elements' size and has been compared to analytical solutions for simple geometries. The results showed good accuracy, whilst not requiring high specification computing technology.