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BIM versus Finite Element
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J Stasko |
Subject: |
BIM versus Finite Element |
Date: |
Wed, 7 Sep 2011 08:34:38 -0700 |
I have been looking at Anastasis C. Polycarpou's book, Introduction to the Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics, and I understand it well so far, I'm just starting the second half.
He mentions that there are three different techniques, finite element, finite difference, and box integration. He does mention that finite elements use Ansatzfunktionen, which is covered in Polycarpou's work, and I don't see much mention of it in the BIM software. I'm beginning to suspect that BIM is a special case of FEM, where the Ansatzfunktionen chosen are the set with a polynomial of degree one (as Polycarpou describes in section 1.5).
Does anyone has a reference which explicitly compares the three?
- BIM versus Finite Element,
J Stasko <=