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Shape function - Hermite elements

Francois Guinot
Hi,

I am using COMSOL 4.0 with the PDE weak form mode and a 1D space.

In the 3.5 version it was easy to use hermite elements, but in this new version I can't find how to use them.
Is it possible ? Do I have to write a .m file on my own to specify what kind of element will be used ?

Thanks a lot !

4 Replies Last Post Feb 3, 2011, 8:59 AM EST
Jeff Hiller COMSOL Employee
Posted: 7 years ago Feb 3, 2011, 8:19 AM EST
Hello Francois,
Hermite elements were not implemented in version 4.0 but they are implemented in version 4.1 (See Release Notes manual, version 4.1, page 7).
Hello Francois, Hermite elements were not implemented in version 4.0 but they are implemented in version 4.1 (See Release Notes manual, version 4.1, page 7).

Francois Guinot
Posted: 7 years ago Feb 3, 2011, 8:46 AM EST
Thanks for your quick answer !

But I have just found the Comsol Multiphysics Reference Guide for the 4.0 version

p. 264 a paragraph about Hermite elements and the needed sintax can be read.

So I imagine i can use these elements ?


Thanks for your quick answer ! But I have just found the Comsol Multiphysics Reference Guide for the 4.0 version p. 264 a paragraph about Hermite elements and the needed sintax can be read. So I imagine i can use these elements ?

Jeff Hiller COMSOL Employee
Posted: 7 years ago Feb 3, 2011, 8:53 AM EST
If my recollection is correct (and it's been a while!) in v4.0 the Hermite elements will not work in the PDE interfaces, only Lagrange elements.
If my recollection is correct (and it's been a while!) in v4.0 the Hermite elements will not work in the PDE interfaces, only Lagrange elements.

Jeff Hiller COMSOL Employee
Posted: 7 years ago Feb 3, 2011, 8:59 AM EST
Yep, looks like I remembered correctly: Hermite elements were not available for the PDE interfaces (including the weak form that you're saying you want to use) at version 4.0. They are available at version 4.1.
Yep, looks like I remembered correctly: Hermite elements were not available for the PDE interfaces (including the weak form that you're saying you want to use) at version 4.0. They are available at version 4.1.

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