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Mortar finite element methods

Participants : Hervé Guillard, Francesca Rapetti.

Hermite-Bezier finite element modeling is the standard method used to discretize the MHD equations in codes such as JOREK. This finite element family allows for an accurate description of the magnetic topology using flux aligned grids where the iso-parametric curved elements match the magnetic flux level sets. However, the description of complex material geometries is difficult with this family of finite element. We have begun to study the use of discretization methods using overlapping meshes where one mesh is composed of quadrangular Hermite-Bezier finite element while the second one is made of triangular elements.