About adaptivity techniques

The finite element discretization that results from suboptimal meshing of models can limit your ability to obtain adequate analysis results at a reasonable CPU cost. This section provides an overview of the adaptivity techniques available in Abaqus that help you optimize a mesh and, therefore, obtain quality solutions while controlling the cost of your analysis. The term “adaptivity” reflects the adaptive, or solution-dependent, processes that Abaqus uses to adapt your mesh to meet your analysis goals.

The following topics are discussed:

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