[Gmsh] How to choose an element type in non-interactive mode
David.Colignon at ulg.ac.be
Thu Apr 1 08:42:23 CEST 2010
On 31/03/10 22:36, Umut Tabak wrote:
> Wojciech Artichowicz wrote:
>> I would like to ask how to choose an element type in non-interactive
>> I haven’t found it in help nor in tutorial or reference manual.
>> How can I for example choose triangles or quads of 2 order (complete).
> as far as I know, gmsh is an unstructured mesh generator, so by default
> that generates triangular meshes(in 2D). By 'transfinite' definition
> triangles are combined into quads(I hope this is not wrong, anyway
> developers will comment on that.)
>> So far I’ve managed to create only triangle mesh, and if elements were
>> of order higher than one, they were always incomplete.
> There should be transfinite examples to generate quad meshes in the
> tutorials. Mesh order could be set with the options, I have used this
> before but do not remember now, sth like secondOrder complete, you can
> set that to 1 or 0 depending on the choice, that should be in the manual.
Create incomplete second order elements? (8-node quads, 20-node hexas, etc.)
Default value: 1
Saved in: General.OptionsFileName
You can choose the order on the command line with
gmsh.exe inputfile.geo –o outputfile.msh -order 3 -2
and you can add
in you .geo file
on the command line
David Colignon, Ph.D.
Collaborateur Logistique du F.R.S.-FNRS
CÉCI - Consortium des Équipements de Calcul Intensif
ACE - Applied & Computational Electromagnetics
Université de Liège
4000 Liège - BELGIQUE
Tél: +32 (0)4 366 37 32
Fax: +32 (0)4 366 29 10
> gmsh mailing list
> gmsh at geuz.org