[Gmsh] Help: two surfaces having the same mesh in the contact zone

Sebastian Theilenberg theilenberg at hiskp.uni-bonn.de
Tue Mar 5 10:14:57 CET 2013

Hi Elisa!

I think you could just define the contact zone as one surface, and the 
surfaces not contacted as one (or two) additional surfaces.

Best regards,

Am 05.03.2013 08:45, schrieb elisa rivas rodriguez:
> Hi!
> Please could someone help me? I'm working with Gmsh parametrically and 
> I would like to know how can I make two surfaces have the same mesh in 
> the contact zone? Since I'm locking with parameters I can not use lc 
> (element size) nor transfinite line. This is because the sizes of the 
> surfaces may be any dimension (the user will specify that).
> In conclusion: I have a "large" surface and another "smaller" in the 
> middle. Both should be considered welded or glued in the contact zone. 
> How I can get it to mesh them, so that the nodes / elements both in 
> the contact zone match, and there is only one and not two matching mesh?
> Thank you very much for your help!
> Best Regards.
> Elisa.
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