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Old   January 28, 2012, 09:48
Default Finite element versus volume
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Dear sirs/Madams

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

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Old   January 29, 2012, 08:27
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Hi
There is many differences e.g. FVM is conservative and ..
What do you want really to know?
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Old   January 29, 2012, 17:11
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dear ata
i want to know about their main differences in:
1- Feild of applications
2- Computational effort
3- and whatelse!

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Old   January 30, 2012, 02:13
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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.
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