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heidar January 28, 2012 09:48

Finite element versus volume
 
Dear sirs/Madams

What is the main differences between finite volume and finite element?

BRGDS:D

ata January 29, 2012 08:27

Hi
There is many differences e.g. FVM is conservative and ..
What do you want really to know?
Good luck

heidar January 29, 2012 17:11

dear ata
 
dear ata
i want to know about their main differences in:
1- Feild of applications
2- Computational effort
3- and whatelse!

Best regrads
Jafarizadeh

ata January 30, 2012 02:13

Hi
Usually FEM has been used in solid mechanics. However it has been used in fluid mechanics but it seems it is more capable for solid mechanics.
FEM needs more computational efforts.
Good luck


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