Architecture tradeoffs of integrating a mesh generator to partition of unity enriched object-oriented finite element software

Cyrille Dunant, Vinh Phu Nguyen, Mourad Belgasmia, Stéphane Bordas, Amor Guidoum

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We explore the tradeoffs of using an internal mesher in a XFEM code. We show that it allows an efficient enrichement detection scheme, while retaining the ability to have welladapted meshes. We provide benchmarks highlighting the considerable gains which can be expected from a well designed architecture. The efficiency of the proposed algorithm is shown by solving fracture mechanics problems of densely micro-cracked bodies including adaptive mesh refinement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-258
Number of pages22
JournalEuropean Journal of Computational Mechanics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Architecture
  • Implementation
  • Local mesh refinement
  • Meshgeometry interaction
  • Meshing
  • Multiple cracks
  • Multiple enrichment
  • Partition of unity
  • XFEM

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