FAQ 002494 EN-US 02/22/2019

Markus Baumgärtel General RFEM

When creating the FE mesh, I get a message indicating that Distorted Elements have been detected. What should I do?

Answer

As an aid in static calculations of flat components, the display of FE mesh quality was implemented in RFEM. Here, an internal control of the generated FE elements for defined criteria is performed. The result can be graphically displayed by the user. There are three different levels of quality displayed in different colors.

All values of the tested criteria can be edited by the user and thus adjusted to the needs of each individual. This feature is used to better evaluate the FE mesh, for example, to find areas of required FE mesh compaction, but should not replace the engineering control of the FE mesh by the user.

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