An Interface between an hp-Adaptive Finite Element Package and the pre- and post-Processor GiD Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2010

start page

  • 328

end page

  • 338


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  • 46

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-874X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-6925


  • An interface between GiD, the interactive graphical user interface used for numerical simulations, developed at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) of the Universidad Politécnica
    de Cataluña and the Geometrical Modeling Package (GMP) of the fully
    automatic hp-adaptive finite element (FE) software, developed at the
    Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) of the
    University of Texas at Austin, is presented. GiD is used to construct a
    tessellation of the problem domain into FE-like regions (blocks in GMP
    terminology), and the interface obtains and transfers all the
    topological and geometrical information to GMP. Then, GMP automatically
    constructs a parameterization for each FE-like region of the GMP mesh,
    which later can be used to generate the actual FE-mesh and support
    geometry updates during mesh refinements.