An Introduction to Hierarchical Displacement Element and the Adaptive Technique
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The 'Adaptive Technique' is the capability for re-analysis with a minimum of additional data preparation and user interaction and is based on a special finite element formulation which is referred to as the 'Hierarchical Formulation'.
This paper gives an introductory insight into the capability and concentrates on displacement based element.