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Unformatted text preview: ± Heat flux lines should be parallel to insulated boundaries and planes of symmetry ± Above, the horizontal center line is a line of geometric symmetry but not thermal symmetry. 3 Interelement Continuity ± Temperatures are continuous through the elements, like displacements. ± Fluxes are not continuous, like stresses. ± Significant interelement discontinuity in fluxes (or in stresses) implies the mesh should be refined. ± In a good mesh each element spans about the same number of flux contours....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course EAS 4240 taught by Professor Peterifju during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '08