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Finite Element Node numbering

  1. Dec 4, 2009 #1

    I am design 8 node meshes for a steel plate.

    I am using a FEM program where i have to number the nodes.

    I have been told to design the mesh so that the bandwidth is narrow, i understand how to number the nodes for a 3 node element but i cannot understand how to do it for 8 node elements.

    I konw the picture attached is poor quality, but this is the general shape of it and i have been studying the use of 11 - 45 nodes (and more).

    I would appreciate anyones help



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