problem in tutorial 1 (norm of solution)

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problem in tutorial 1 (norm of solution)

Post by wing »

Hello everybody,
I tried Tutorial 1 (Heat Equation - Temperature field of a solid object) which use pump_carter_sub.stp according to ElmerTutorials.pdf (September 22, 2009). I found that the norm of my solution is about 432.4, but it says it should be around 389.853 in the ElmerTutorials.pdf (page 9).
I think it's unusual and I'd like to figure it out what causes the difference. The solver? or any update of the material library?

1) I use the "default netgen mesh" for calculation, 16159 nodes and 65689 tetrahedral elements.
2) Elmer Solver 5.5.0 (Rev: 4266)
3) Linux x86_64

attached is the sif and Solver log for reference.
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Re: problem in tutorial 1 (norm of solution)

Post by raback »

The difference is due to the fact the original tutorial was done with a mesh provided by tetgen. After some imrpovement of the netgen interface it became the default mesher. The new norm just wasn't updated to the documentation. Thanks for pointing this out.

The reported norm is a L2 norm of the solution vector, |x|=\sqrt(\sum_i^n x_i*x_i /n), and therefore different meshes may have large variations in the norm even though the distributions would be rather similar.

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