Automatic mesh refinement improvement in SCIA Engineer 15.3
Some time ago SCIA Engineer 14.0 presented quite a unique functionality of automatic mesh refinement. Now, in SCIA Engineer 15.3, this function has been further improved reflecting the current user experience. The automatic mesh refinement is now performed on a group of user-selected load cases. The required load cases can be easily selected using a simple dialogue accessible from the mesh setup.
Once a linear calculation has been done, it is possible to verify the estimation of the global average error for the selected group of load cases. In the Results service you can display the error estimation as well as the proposed refinement for each element. The results are presented both graphically and numerically in a table. Based on this verification, the user can decide whether to continue and generate even smoother mesh or to stop the refinement process.