Difference between node & element & block

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what's difference between node & element & block in analysis software like Ansys?
 

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Have you done any searching regarding this topic? There is a lot of information out there regarding these terms.

http://www.engr.uvic.ca/~mech410/lectures/FEA_Theory.pdf

engr.uvic.ca said:
FEA Theory: Model [a] body by dividing it into an equivalent system of many smaller bodies or units (finite elements) interconnected at points common to two or more elements (nodes or nodal points) and/or boundary lines and/or surfaces.
engr.uvic.ca said:
A node is a specific point in the finite element at which the value of the field variable is to be explicitly calculated.
 

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