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Simple Mesh Examples to Illustrate Specific Finite Element Mesh Requirements

Fleishmann, Peter, Robert Kosik, and Siegfried Selberherr

Proceedings, 8th International Meshing Roundtable, South Lake Tahoe, CA, U.S.A., pp.241-246, October 1999


Institute for Microelectronics, TU Vienna, Austria

Three simple mesh examples are presented to show that neither Delaunay nor strictly non-obtuse mesh elements are required for a finite element computation. Mesh requirements based on a recent con-dition given in literature are investigated to guarantee certain properties of the resulting stiffness matrix. The experiments are con-ducted using a general finite element and finite volume solver.

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