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Difference between finite and geometric element analysis?

Difference between finite and geometric element analysis?

Difference between finite and geometric element analysis?

I would like to know if both geometric and finite element analysis are available in pro/mechanica wildfire and if so, what are the advantages of each ?
I guess that in the geometric element mode the convergence of the mesh is integrated and automated but may not be as accurate as a good finite element mesh that would have been refined several times and otpimized.
Moreover, does anybody know where I can find informations about geometric element methods ?
Thanks a lot in advance and excuse my french...

RE: Difference between finite and geometric element analysis?

Please see the FAQ P-Elements (FAQ828-810).

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Matthew Ian Loew

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RE: Difference between finite and geometric element analysis?

The geomtric or p-element meshing is faster for me since there is no application hopping each time you remesh and need to export mesh to a different package to run. I mostly use it for optimzation and find it accurate for relative comparative analysis.

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