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Old   July 2, 2013, 20:52
Default What is a boundary patch?
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Can you help me to complete the two following sentences:
A PATCH is ...

I would like a proper definition to put it in a wiki for a newbie like me.
Till now I have found this in the user guide pag U-129:
"A patch is a list of face labels which clearly must contain only boundary faces and no internal faces."
So can we say that a patch MUST be a boundary patch and that you cannot have an "internal" patch?

Thank you in advance.
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Old   July 3, 2013, 01:50
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yes patch is boundary where we define BC's there.
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