Element Types

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Element types used in XMS software.

Element Type Image Faces
1D linear element with 2 nodes Elem 1d linear.png
1D linear element with 3 nodes Elem 1d quad.png
transition element Elem transition.png
2D linear triangle Elem 2d linear tri.png
2D quadratic triangle Elem 2d quad tri.png
2D linear quadrilateral Elem 2d linear quad.png
2D quadratic quadrilateral Elem 2d quad quad.png
2D quadratic quadrilateral with center node Elem 2d quad quad wcenter.png
3D linear tetrahedron Elem 3d linear tet.png
FaceID Node Indices
1 2,3,4
2 1,4,3
3 1,2,4
4 1,3,2
3D linear prism Elem 3d linear prism.png
FaceID Node Indices
1 1,3,2
2 4,5,6
3 1,2,5,4
4 2,3,6,5
5 3,1,4,6
3D linear hexahedron Elem 3d linear hex.png
FaceID Node Indices
1 1,4,3,2
2 5,6,7,8
3 1,2,6,5
4 2,3,7,6
5 3,4,8,7
6 4,1,5,8
3D linear pyramid Elem 3d linear pyramid.png
FaceID Node Indices
1 1,4,3,2
2 1,2,5
3 2,3,5
4 3,4,5
5 4,1,5


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