Create line inside domain in mesh

10 months ago by

I am trying to define the 2D Poisson problem where the domain is a circle and in the centre there is a flat electrode (line or degenerate rectangle) on which there is a prescribed potential
R = 1
d = 0.5
circle = Circle(Point(0, 0), R)
electrode = Rectangle(Point(-d, 0), Point(d, 0))

domain = circle - electrode

mesh = generate_mesh(domain, 10)

plot (mesh)​

Later I will define a Dirchlet BC: U( "electrode") = 1 and on U("circle") = 1 and solve the Poisson equation in this domain and compute the charge distribution on "electrode"

My problem is that mshr does not accept a definition of a degenerate rectangle.
Error:   Unable to create rectangle.
*** Reason:  Rectangle with corner <Point x = -0.25 y = 0 z = 0> and <Point x = 0.25 y = 0 z = 0> degenerated.
*** Where:   This error was encountered inside CSGPrimitives2D.cpp.
*** Process: 0
*** DOLFIN version: 2017.1.0
*** Git changeset:  unknown​

Can this geormetry be described and solved by fenics?

Community: FEniCS Project
As far as I remember, mshr uses CGAL for mesh generation by default. Again, as far as I remember, CGAL doesn't support specification of interior boundaries.

Investigate the triangle interface, or use triangle outside of mshr. The domain you describe is very simple and would only require a few lines of a .poly file. Or you could write a python script to generate the .poly file with the fidelity you require.
written 10 months ago by Nate  
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