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Minimization of discretization errors and boundary mismatch problems in numerical analyses through h-adaptive mesh generation and multi-edge concept

Author Affiliations

  • 1Departement of Electrical Engineering, Ecole Nationale Supérieured’Ingénieurs (ENSI), Université de LOME, Togo
  • 2Departement of Electrical Engineering, Ecole Nationale Supérieured’Ingénieurs (ENSI), Université de LOME, Togo
  • 3Centre de la Construction et du Logement (CCL), Cacavelli, Lome, Togo
  • 4Departement of Mathematics, Faculté des Sciences (FDS), Université de LOME, Togo
  • 5Lehrstuhl Allgemeine Elektrotechnik und Numerische Feldberechung, TU Cottbus, Postfach 101344, D-03013 Cottbus, Germany

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 7, Issue (1), Pages 1-10, January,26 (2018)


In any analysis of practical problem using Finite Element Method (FEM), discretization errors are intentionally introduced which most of the time lead to boundary mismatch problems in curved areas where boundary condition of a third kind is applied. In this paper linear finite elements approach with a Multi-Edge concept and h-Adaptive mesh generation have been proposed to minimize the numerical errors.


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