SDA Webinar:
Evaluating 2D Element Qualities – Jacobian

Presented By: Skyler Teel

What is in this webinar?

This webinar will discuss how to evaluate 2D element qualities, specifically:

  • It will describe the element Jacobian mathematically, at a high level

  • It will explaing how the Jacobian is implemented in the FEM process.

  • It will confirm that a poor Jacobian will result in a poor element transformation, and thus poor results, as compared with the exact solution for a cantilevered beam with a tip force.

  • It will show how to avoid the creation of poor elements with mapped mesh as well as the mesh locate tool.