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Old   March 10, 2005, 06:07
Default So strange about nodes/elements?
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Kiddo
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Dear all, I have a model created by ICEM_CFD . The data are: ? Global Number of Nodes, Elements, and Faces : ? Global Number of Nodes= 65613 ? Global Number of Elements=293684 ? Total Number of Tetrahedrons=293684 ? Global Number of Faces=63034 Then why the nodes is 65613 ,my sense is that it should be greater than the number of Tetrahedrons? Thanks in advance for response!
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Old   March 10, 2005, 06:52
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Hi Kiddo

Nodes are shared by Tetrahedrons, if there are more than 4 Tetrahedrons share one node, it's fairly possible to have less nodes than Tetrahedrons.

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Old   March 10, 2005, 07:46
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Thanks, yes, I just test a cuboid with(1x1x1) and mesh it with 12 tetra and I got 9 nodes. Thanks again!
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