Mesh-to-mesh solution mapping

Mapping a solution from one mesh to another is a step in a remeshing analysis technique, where a mesh that has deformed significantly from its original configuration is replaced by a mesh of better quality and the analysis continues. The solution mapping technique:

  • is used when elements become so severely distorted during an analysis that they no longer provide a good discretization of the problem;

  • maps the solution from an old, deformed mesh to a new mesh so that the analysis can continue; and

  • can be used only with continuum elements.

Refer to About adaptivity techniques for a high-level discussion comparing this and other Abaqus adaptivity methods.

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