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Using Quadratic Elements

Triangle.NET itself does not support the output of quadratic elements. The following example code shows, how to create the extra nodes and save the necessary information to access the elements nodes:

/// <summary>
/// Create extra nodes for quadratic subparametric elements.
/// </summary>
public class QuadraticElements
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Gets the list of new vertices (edge midpoints).
    /// </summary>
    public List<Point> Vertices { get; private set; }

    /// <summary>
    /// Gets the new vertex indices for each triangle.
    /// </summary>
    /// <remarks>
    /// For a triangle with index k, Indices[k, i] (i = 0, 1, 2) corresponds to
    /// the vertex on the edge shared with the i-th neighbor, e.g. Indices[k, 0]
    /// is the vertex shared by triangle k and it's neighbor N0 and lies on the
    /// side opposite of P0.
    /// </remarks>
    public int[,] Indices { get; private set; }

    /// <summary>
    /// Initializes a new instance of the <see cref="QuadraticElements" /> class.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="mesh">The mesh.</param>
    public QuadraticElements(Mesh mesh)
    {
        QuadraticOrder(mesh);
    }

    private void QuadraticOrder(Mesh mesh)
    {
        mesh.Renumber();

        Vertices = new List<Point>(mesh.NumberOfEdges);
        Indices = new int[mesh.Triangles.Count, 3];

        Point org, dest, middle;
        ITriangle neighbor, neighbor2;
        int nid, nid2;
        int orient = 0, count = 0;

        foreach (var tri in mesh.Triangles)
        {
            for (int i = 0; i < 3; i++)
            {
                // The neighbor opposite of vertex i.
                GetNeighbor(tri, i, out neighbor, out nid);

                // Consider each edge only once.
                if ((tri.ID < nid) || (nid < 0))
                {
                    // Get the edge endpoints.
                    org = tri.GetVertex((i + 1) % 3);
                    dest = tri.GetVertex((i + 2) % 3);

                    // Create a new node in the middle of the edge.
                    middle = new Point(0.5 * (org.X + dest.X), 0.5 * (org.Y + dest.Y),
                        Math.Min(org.Boundary, dest.Boundary));

                    Vertices.Add(middle);

                    // Record the new node. 
                    Indices[tri.ID, i] = count;

                    // Record the new node in the neighbor element. 
                    if (nid != -1)
                    {
                        GetNeighbor(neighbor, orient, out neighbor2, out nid2);

                        // Get the neighbors orientation.
                        while (nid2 != tri.ID)
                        {
                            orient = (orient + 1) % 3;
                            GetNeighbor(neighbor, orient, out neighbor2, out nid2);
                        }

                        Indices[neighbor.ID, orient] = count;
                    }

                    count++;
                }
            }
        }
    }

    private void GetNeighbor(ITriangle tri, int i, out ITriangle neighbor, out int nid)
    {
        neighbor = tri.GetNeighbor(i);
        nid = neighbor == null ? -1 : neighbor.ID;
    }
}

Last edited Oct 30, 2012 at 3:12 PM by wo80, version 9

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