WIT Press


Visualization Of Errors Of Finite Element Solutions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID950271

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

941 kb

Author(s)

P. Beckers, H.G. Zhong & Ph. Andry

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to show how to use graphical tools and new output of finite element software in order to improve results interpretation. This methodology is necessary because previous experiences have shown that all the aspects of the analysis have to be used if we want to get a correct decision based on finite element simulation. 1 Introduction The question that has to be addressed is how to exploit the benefits of a numerical simulation by finite element method? The most important tool is an efficient visualization of the results. However the difficulty is to extract the right information. To achieve this goal, the results can be classified into three main categories: direct results of the discretized field; secondary results like stress, in general they need some smoothing technique; and finally third l

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