[Gmsh] structured and unstructured meshes bug
cag32 at case.edu
Wed Mar 22 12:59:34 CET 2006
Michel Aubourg wrote:
> Hi Christophe,
> Thank you very much for this answer.
> I did't find that in the documentation (the HTML one build from sources
> distribution) where we can read that the surfaces are meshed before the
> volumes and that the so generated triangles are forced to be faces of the
> tetrahedra created later.
> I understood that the mesh of an internal surface was uniquely defined, which
> is not the case; I suggest to up-to-date this documentation to avoid
> disapointment for future users.
I'll add something in the docs. Note that this can *only* happen when
you try to mix structured and unstructured volume meshes. In the usual
case (unstructured volume meshes, with or without structured surface
meshes), this will *never* happen.
> In another way I join a very short file for which the use of "isotropic" gives
> of course bad mesh and "netgen" crashes; what is wrong ?
As I said in my last email, the "netgen" algorithm requires the boundary
of the volume to be oriented with outward pointing normals. This is not
automatically ensured by gmsh at the moment, so you have to do it by
hand. See attached file for a correct definition of your geometry.
> I used gmsh 1.60.1 and 1.64.1 both compiled alternatively with gcc-3.4.3,
> gcc-3.3.6 and gcc-4.0.1.
> Le Mercredi 22 Mars 2006 02:11, vous avez écrit :
>> Michel Aubourg wrote:
>>> Avec le fichier joint cela ira mieux.
>> Hi Michel - Unfortunately, that's inherent to the Delaunay technique as
>> implemented in the default "isotropic" algorithm. You can use the
>> combined Delaunay+advancing front technique from the "netgen" algorithm
>> to fix this. (Add e.g. "Mesh.Algorithm3D = 4;" at the beginning of your
>> file; beware that your volume boundary has to be defined with exterior
>> pointing normals when using this algorithm.)
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Mathematics
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