[Getdp] Thin layers

Christophe Geuzaine cag32 at case.edu
Tue Apr 18 05:29:29 CEST 2006

Stephane Hole wrote:
> Dear Christophe,
> I am interested in using surfaces instead of volumes for the simulation
> of thin layers as I hope it would reduce drastically the calculation
> times since less volume elements are generated.
> I saw in your PhD thesis that a weak formulation (for instance 3.14) can
> be used for this purpose but I don't know how write it in GetDP.
> Can you tell me if it is possible to use such formulation, and if yes
> how to write it. 

Hi Stephane - It's possible: I'll try to find some time to add an 
example in the wiki. (The main idea is to define some basis functions 
that are supported only on one side of the thin-layer-as-a-surface.)


> Thank you,
> Stephane.
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Christophe Geuzaine
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Mathematics

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