[Gmsh] Limit Of Elements

Christophe Geuzaine cgeuzaine at ulg.ac.be
Mon Oct 1 10:16:07 CEST 2007

Luiz Henrique BR wrote:
> Dear administration,
> I have problems with Gmsh, more specifically, in the number of supported 
> elements. I tried to generate the mesh around a hull of crude oil tanker, 
> but I came across with the message: “invalid memory reference”. I used a 
> computer that has 2G of memory and a processor AMD Turion X2, 1.8 dual 
> cores. Then I suppose that the memory and machine aren’t the problem.
> I would like to know if I can change the limit of element number in the 
> program. Is that possible? If yes, how could I make it?

Hi Luiz - the number of elements is limited only by the amount of memory 
you have. If you expereience crashes for meshes that should fit in 
memory, send us your geometry: we'll have a look.

> Obs: 
> Sincerely yours,
> Luiz Henrique Barbosa Rocha
> Federal uUniversity of Rio De Janeiro
> Dep. Naval and Oceanic Engineering
> --
> Naval e Oceanica - UFRJ
> http://www.oceanica.ufrj.br
> MSN : lhenrique_br at hotmail.com
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University of Liege, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science