# [ICEM] How would the quadratic elements to be used?

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 May 29, 2012, 07:36 How would the quadratic elements to be used? #1 Senior Member   Rikio Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: SH, China Posts: 182 Blog Entries: 1 Rep Power: 8 There is an option, Quadratic Elements, under the Shell Meshing Parameters, which is default to be checked off. How would this option be used? And it seems there is no such an option for the volume meshing.

 May 31, 2012, 08:55 #2 Senior Member     Simon Pereira Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Ann Arbor, MI Posts: 2,662 Blog Entries: 1 Rep Power: 35 Many FEA solvers use quadratic elements for a better fit to the geometry. It places an extra node on the middle of each side of each element and projects these to the surface... The edge is then formed as a quadratic curve between the three nodes... All CFD solvers (that I know of) use linear elements. __________________ ----------------------------------------- Please help guide development at ANSYS by filling in these surveys Public ANSYS ICEM CFD Users Survey This second one is more general (Gambit, TGrid and ANSYS Meshing users welcome)... CFD Online Users Survey

May 24, 2015, 05:07
how can I export a 27-node elment information?
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I need to obtain a mesh information with hex27 for a further calculation, while I can only export the mesh information with only 20 nodes in each element in nastran format with ICEM CFD. The structure has been meshed by hex27 already. So is there a way to do this?

Thanks a lot for advices !

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 Originally Posted by PSYMN Many FEA solvers use quadratic elements for a better fit to the geometry. It places an extra node on the middle of each side of each element and projects these to the surface... The edge is then formed as a quadratic curve between the three nodes... All CFD solvers (that I know of) use linear elements.

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