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Mesh partitioner with user-defined overlap

I am looking for a mesh partitioner, where I can specify overlap, for example h = 3. I have looked into metis, but I wasn't able to find such a functionality. Is there any other package which ...
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Coupling Boundary Condition of one PDE with source term of another PDE

We have a system of equations, wherein the BC of one PDE is coupled with the source term of another PDE. We have a regular 2D unit grid in x and y. There are two PDEs to be solved The first PDE (...
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How to “smoothen” (not just refine) a 2D/3D polygonal mesh

Suppose I have a complicated structure given in 2 or 3 dimensions as a polygon mesh. For example, this could represent a "cave" or an assembly of irreguar shaped particles or a tree, whatever. Now I'd ...
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FEM asynchronous assembly

I would like to implement nonlinear preconditioner along with nonlinear additive schwarz. I wonder if there is any scientific FEM package, which allows for asynchronous assembly? (I need assembly ...
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Once and for all: Which FEM plattform should I use for a very large multiphysics simulation?

I'm fooling around with the decision on how to build a multiphysics simulation for too long now (also several questions in this forum). First, I thought it would be possible/necessary to write most of ...
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Meshing: Handle an internal boundary

I ask this question because I do not see (m)any examples and I'd like to avoid to spend hours or days to work into a mesher only to see that it is impossible: Consider the sketch below. As you see, I ...
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What is a common file/data format for a mesh (for FEM)?

I'm developing an FEM simulation. For early testing, I will use simple self-written mesher and visualisation of the mesh graph. But I want to prepare my program to use data generated by an existing ...
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Binary 3D array into Gmsh mesh

I've used Gmsh to generate simple meshes like cube or sphere in a long cylinder etc. for flow and diffusion simulation using Finite element method. Now I need to simulate flow and diffusion in a ...
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Common nodes in two FEM grids

There are two independent tetrahedral FEM grids. Second grid is subset of the first. By subset, I mean: nodes from the second grid are exactly in the same positions as some nodes from the first grid. ...
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what is the meaning of mesh smoothing steps in Gmsh?

In Gmsh mesh option list ,there is a smoothing concept, what does this mean and what is the effect of its number to the mesh quality?
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Comparing the following mesh grids for a star-shaped plate

Between these four different meshes for the same shape, compare them whilst considering the different results for displacement and stress. Moreover the difference in computational cost and accuracy of ...
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How to project a 0 genus mesh model on a sphere?

I have a mesh which represents a 0-genus model. My goal is to construct a homeomorphism from that mesh to its bounding sphere. I'm trying to understand a paragraph in http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/...
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Find triangle which contains point on the sphere

Suppose I have a mesh of the sphere (points on the sphere and a triangulation). What is a good and efficient way to find the triangle which contains a point on the sphere (the point does not need ...
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Is this mesh refinement procedure correct?

Hello, I am using the following coarse mesh of size 7. I am integrating using the control-volume approach in which I use difference between the fluxes at the edges of CV. As you can see that in the ...
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Flux at coarse-fine mesh grid interface?

I am trying to solve one dimensional inviscid Burger's equation using adaptive mesh refinement. This is the PDE: $$\frac{\delta U}{\delta t} + \frac{\delta F}{\delta x} = 0$$ where the flux F of the ...
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Shrink wrapping algorithms to make a mesh watertight for 3d printing

I'm investigating algorithms to make a mesh watertight for 3d printing. I'd be very excited to implement such algorithms. The initial input is a mesh which is not watertight and I want to understand ...
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How to discretize Burger's equation?

I am trying to solve the very simple one dimensional burgers equation which is: $$\frac{\delta U}{\delta t} + \frac{\delta F}{\delta x} = 0$$ where the flux F of some variable U is defined as$$ F= \...
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Conservation at grid interface in adaptive mesh refinement

I am using adaptive mesh refinement to solve one dimensional inviscid Burgers equation. However I am facing some difficulty to handle grid interfaces which are not uniform (coarse-fine grid interface)....
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Adaptive mesh refinement basic conceptual problem

I am a beginner in adaptive mesh refinement (AMR). After I am done with the first two papers by Dr. Marsha Berger, I was trying to write my own code for a problem which has a parabolic partial ...
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alternatives to moving mesh technique

If one has to simulate oscillating plate/solid wall ( sinusoidal function of time) in a domain (a simple piston movement in 'y' direction), the obvious way would be scenario 1. For brevity, assume ...
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optimize vertices using a cost function on triangles

I want to optimize the vertex positions in a mesh, with a given cost function on the associated triangles. The paper gives a cost function, which evaluates to an real number by using a sum over the ...
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Creating FEM mesh for image region — what is the most suitable shape function?

I wish to create a FEM mesh to solve an inverse elasticity problem, for an irregular domain. This domain is given by a medical image, so it is discretised and each square on the grid has one scalar ...
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Equilateral triangle based mesh generation by intersection

In work I am currently working on I need to mesh some structure with equilateral triangles to study it using a kind of discrete element method known as spring networks or Lattice model. To mesh the ...
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Faster methods for projecting a mesh onto a hierachally unrelated mesh?

I have a set of independent meshes whose results I would like to project onto another non-hierachally related mesh. Until now, I've been accomplishing this by finding the nearest-distance node in the ...
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Meshing of polygons

I need to generate a sequence of increasingly denser high-quality triangular meshes for some pentagons in MATLAB. I want to supply as my input The coordinates of the 5 vertices of the pentagon ...
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Tetrahedral Mesh file format in TETGEN

Ply file formats is used to represent mesh structures in the TETGEN freeware package. All the examples I've seen of 'ply' meshes were used for triangular meshes. ...
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What is Mesh Independence Report?

I am performing analysis on chassis (Static Structural) and for optimization purpose i am asked to generate MESH-INDEPENDENCE REPORT,of which i have no idea. I have tried going through research papers ...
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Conceptual question about fitting of scattered data

What are the problems that arise when fitting (2D or 3D) a set of scattered data? (non uniformly distributed) I had some data I had to fit and I solved the problem using the ...
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Data format for Cartesian mesh with cut cells

Is there a mesh data format which is particularly well suited for Cartesian meshes with Dey-Mittra style cut-cells? Ideally, one which does not require converting the cut-cells into a more general ...
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Need a simple mesh format (for FEA) and a tool to generate the mesh

I want to write a 2D FEA code for my course project and I need to import a mesh (2d, simple quad/tri) on a simple geometry such as a L shaped plate or with a square/circular hole in it, something like ...
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CFD: Mesh problem [closed]

I wish to study the 2D heat transfer of the soda can using Fluent. For my geometry I took a circle. My problem while meshing the circle; Because i need to mesh it from inside. I used the mapped faced ...
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Programming Finite Element Methods in C++

I am trying to develop a library for finite element methods in C++ and for that I am looking at the data structures for meshes. Based on what I've read up on fenics and deal.ii, the general ...
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Where to find CAD and mesh models for tests?

I often find in the literature some numerical tests use CAD and mesh models. I also want to reproduce their results or test my algorithms on those models. But I am not trained to use CAD or mesh tools....
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Produce one smooth curve on one triangle mesh

I hope to get one smooth curve on one triangle mesh. I get one path on the mesh at first. The path consists of vertices of the mesh. I can see the path from the image below. Each one green dot ...
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Windows C++ library for operations on mesh with a mex-interface in Matlab?

Please recommend me a well documented C++ library that I could wrap with a mex-interface in Matlab. The library should have the capability to read meshes (optimal in different formats, at least in ...
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Algorithm for merging mesh with cad file

I am writing the pre processing program for a porosity based cfd project we just started. Basically I have a 3 dimensional mesh made of cubes and I need to import a STL file over it, and calculate how ...
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Moving airfoil boundary conditions

I am trying to simulate a moving airfoil with constant speed (Mach=0.755, aoa=1.25). I solve Euler equations with Roe's method. I have two boundary conditions: Farfield Slip wall (airfoil) For all ...
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data structures for efficient/easy implementation of finite volume method for 2D Poisson equation

My question is about implementation alone. Consider a square domain with regular square, cell centred finite volumes. This is for the multiscale finite volume method (Jenny and Lunati) I need to ...
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Meshes in codes that do AMR

In light of this question and some stuff I read online I am wondering if large FE libs (e.g., deal.ii, libmesh etc.) that do AMR keep the entire mesh or possibly a coarse version of the entire mesh on ...
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Modelling rotating machinery other than AMI rotating meshes

I have case of a rotating fan at Low- speed ie about 300-400 rpm. I have successfully carried out RAS simulations using cyclicAMI approach where, the motion of the fan is modeled as rigid body ...
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Why dual graph for mesh partitioning

Software such as ParMetis or PTScotch partition a graph. When one wants to use it for mesh partitioning (for example for FEM), a dual graph whose vertices represent cells of the original mesh is ...
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What is the most efficient way to represent a 1D function using $hp$-finite element basis functions

Given a one-dimensional function (let's say infinitely differentiable) and a prescribed accuracy of an L2 (or H1) norm, what is the optimal mesh and (in general arbitrary) polynomial orders on each ...
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mesh spatial dimension in OpenFOAM

My default mesh geometry length is in 80 mm. For OpenFoam, I scaled the mesh in meters as 0.008 m. Once I import the mesh in OpenFOAM, it is a collection of point coordinates. Now, the location of ...
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Convert STL file to other formats like .msh (Gmsh) and .inp (Abaqus)

After reading some stuff on STL files, I realized that they do no contain information about a mesh (connectivity for instance) , but they represent the surface geometry of the part to be meshed. ...
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Survey on automatic structured mesh generation tools

I would like to gain knowledge on available free or commercial tools to generate automatically structured mesh from geometry, particularly quadrilateral. Which options do I have ?
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Gmsh - dividing a plane surface

How to divide a surface to subdomains, which can be recognized in msh file? Avoiding duplicated nodes is necessary. In general I have geo file which contains definition of smaller and bigger region, ...
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number of tetrahedra in unstructured mesh when edge length is halved

For a given 3D domain, two unstructured tetrahedral meshes M_1 and M_2 are generated. The average edge length in M_1 is double the average edge length of M_2. Are there estimates on the ratio of the ...
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Best Methodologies for Managing a Mesh in Parallel Finite Element Computation?

I am currently developing a domain decomposition method for the solution of the scattering problem. Basically I am solving a system of Helmholtz BVPs iteratively. I discretize the equations using ...
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FEniCS: importing mesh along with material and boundary data

Which is the preferred way to import into a FEniCS (python) program a mesh which was generated in an external generator which provides sub-domain and boundary markers? I was using MeshData->...
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Octave 3D mesh, data from file

I have a big file with 3 columns: density, dimension, value. example: 10 0.3 200 10 0.4 300 20 0.3 250 20 0.4 320 ... I am trying to draw a 3d plot - ...