Convert a 1-D Cubic Hermite Mesh into a 2-D Mesh

Description

  • In this example, you start by making a circular 1-D mesh using four cubic Hermite elements. Then the four 1-D elements are converted to one 2-D bi-cubic Hermite element, which is then converted to a cubic-linear element.
  • The nodal coordinates and element connectivities are read from tab-delimited spreadsheets.

Start Continuity

  • Launch the Continuity Client
  • On the About Continuity startup screen

    • leave the mesh checkbox checked under Use Modules:

  • Click OK to bring up the main window

Create circular mesh with four 1-D cubic Hermite elements

Convert to one cubic-cubic Hermite 2-D circular element

Now we'll take the 4 1D cubic elements and turn them into the edges of a 2-D cubic-cubic hermite element.

Convert to linear-cubic interpolation

Pre-built model

This cont6 file contains all data and parameters for this problem: 1d_circle_arclength_derivs.cont6