[Gmsh] adaptive mesh background field

walter steffe walter.steffe at alice.it
Thu Jul 4 02:50:43 CEST 2019

Hello Christophe, thanks for the replay.

To me it is not easy to understand the adapt_mesh.py example.

I already have a C code which generates the initial mesh using the C++
gmsh API. Now I would like to implement an iterative refinement based
on the energy density associated with the electromagnetic field
computed by my EM solver.

I am wondering if it is possible to address the problem in in following

gm GModel *gm; //is the model already meshed.
//The mesh was already
exported with:

FieldManager *fields = gm->getFields();
int bkgid=getBackgroundField();
Field *bkgfield=get(bkgid);
int format=?; bkgfield->write(posFileName,format);

And then, in a second run:
 -to read the initial mesh and size field.
 -to modify (reduce) the size field taking into account of EM energy. 
 -To use the initial mesh and the refined size in order to control the
new meshing.

Walter Steffè

On Wed, 2019-07-03 at 18:19 +0200, Christophe Geuzaine wrote:
> > On 2 Jul 2019, at 16:28, walter.steffe at alice.it wrote:
> > 
> >  Good morning,
> > 
> >  The tutorial t7.geo reports an example in which the mesh density
> > is defined in a view consisting of scalar triangles.
> >  This kind data structure does not enforce the continuity of the
> > scalar field over adjacent triangles. 
> >  But if the mesh is isotropic and conformal its density should be a
> > continuous scalar field.
> >  So, to me, it seems more natural (and more efficient) to define
> > the mesh density in a view (or a pos file) consisting of scalar
> > points.
> > 
> >  Would it be OK to use such kind of view as a background mesh ?
> > 
> Not just as points, because we need to interpolate the field in
> between the points. But you could indeed use a post-processing view
> based on a standard mesh to avoid duplicating data at the nodes. Note
> that in Gmsh this means that you will need 2 models, as associating
> the background field data to the mesh of one model means that you
> would destroy it if you remesh that same model.
> Here is an example of doing just that (2 models: one for the bg mesh
> field, the other for the actual mesh) using the Gmsh API: 
> Christophe
> >  Thanks
> >  Walter  Steffè
> >   
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