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On mesh refinement and accuracy of numerical solutions

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  • Mathematics


This paper investigates mesh refinement and its relation with the accuracy of the boundary element method (BEM) and the finite element method (FEM). TO this end an isotropic homogeneous spherical volume conductor, for which the analytical solution is available, wag used. The numerical results obtained with the BEM and FEM were compared with the results of the andytical solution. The results show that the accuracy of the numerical solutions is improved by enriching a mesh only if the enriched mesh not only incorporates a greater number of nodes but also follows more closely the actual geometry of the volume conductor involved.

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