The p-version of the finite-element method
by Z. Pammer
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 5, No. 2/3/4, 1992

Abstract: This paper concentrates on the advantages of a process based on the p-version of the finite-element method. Hierarchic polynomial approximation is briefly described to show the theoretical background of a gradually improved solution process which is the basis of the error-estimation capability as well. The traditional finite-element method, the h-version and the p-version are compared from the engineering point of view with special consideration given to simplicity, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Sample problems and industrial applications are presented in the areas of statics, dynamics, transient heat transfer and fracture mechanics to illustrate the most important benefits.

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