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4.1.1 Geometries in 2D

We have to import the SplineGeometry class from the geom2d module to be able to generate two-dimensional geometries. After importing the module we can create a new SplineGeometry.

import netgen.gui
%gui tk
from netgen.geom2d import SplineGeometry
geo = SplineGeometry()

Now we can use one the predefined objects (Rectangle,Circle) or generate our own geometry with lines or rational splines of 2nd order.

Predefined geometries

First we use the predefined ones and add a rectangle and a circle to our geometry with the boundary conditions rectangle and circle.

ngmesh = geo.GenerateMesh()
NgException                               Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-1-a0ac352adbea> in <module>
----> 1 ngmesh = geo.GenerateMesh()

NgException: meshing failed

To get a proper geometry we have to set domain numbers for the domain on the left side of the curve and for the one in its right side. In this case the curves are parametrized in a mathematical positive sense. Additionally we can use SetMaterial to identify the domains with names.

geo = SplineGeometry()
geo.SetMaterial (1, "outer")
geo.SetMaterial (2, "inner")
geo.SetDomainMaxH(2, 0.02)
ngmesh = geo.GenerateMesh(maxh=0.1)

Using lines and splines

We define a new geometry and write a list of points we want to use for out geometry and add them to geo geometry.

geo = SplineGeometry()

pnts =[(0,0),
       #(0,0,0.05), # define a local mesh refinement for one point

p1,p2,p3,p4,p5,p6 = [geo.AppendPoint(*pnt) for pnt in pnts]

Then we define the curves which define our geometry and add them to the geometry using Append.

curves = [[["line",p1,p2],"bottom"],

[geo.Append(c,bc=bc) for c,bc in curves]
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
ngmesh = geo.GenerateMesh(maxh=0.2)
# from ngsolve import *
# mesh = Mesh(ngmesh)
# mesh.Curve(3)

Additonally to the boundary condition one can set a maximal mesh size for a whole curve with an optional argument maxh.

geo = SplineGeometry()

p1,p2,p3,p4,p5,p6 = [geo.AppendPoint(*pnt) for pnt in pnts]


ngmesh = geo.GenerateMesh(maxh=0.2)#,quad_dominated=True)

Periodic geometries

The following example shows how construct a geometry for a periodic \(L_2\) finite element space.

Again we start with adding the points to the geometry. In this case the points of a hexagon. For the first three segments we save the return value (the line number) of geo.Append. Now we can use those line numbers to identify each of the last three segments with the opposite, already added one. This identification is done with the optional argument copy. The meshing algorithm then just copies the boundary mesh to the opposite segment. Thus the segments have to have the same orientation.

from math import pi, cos, sin
geo = SplineGeometry()
pnums = [ geo.AddPoint(cos(phi),sin(phi)) for phi in [x*pi/3 for x in range(6)] ]
l1 = geo.Append(["line", 0, 1], leftdomain=1, rightdomain=0, bc="upperRight")
l2 = geo.Append(["line", 1, 2], leftdomain=1, rightdomain=0, bc="upperCenter")
l3 = geo.Append(["line", 2, 3], leftdomain=1, rightdomain=0, bc="upperLeft")
geo.Append(["line", 0, 5], leftdomain=0, rightdomain=1, bc="lowerRight", copy = l3)
geo.Append(["line", 5, 4], leftdomain=0, rightdomain=1, bc="lowerCenter", copy = l2)
geo.Append(["line", 4, 3], leftdomain=0, rightdomain=1, bc="lowerLeft", copy = l1)
ngmesh = geo.GenerateMesh(maxh=0.1)
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