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I have to write a small program that reads the results from a finite

element analysis and calculates some results in arbitrary points.

The results could be either nodal or element based.

What would be the best approach to do this?

I've thought about using the shape functions to calculate the

results but in a general 3D model with curved element edges I

don't even know how to determine what element the arbitrary

point belongs to.

Another idea would be to forget about the shape functions and

use a weighted average based on either the integration points

or the nodes, but would that be accurate?

Any suggestions are welcome!

Best regards,

Johan

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# Finite element result in arbitrary point

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