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We revisit the theory of Discrete Exterior Calculus (DEC) in 2D for general triangulations, relying only on Vector Calculus and Matrix Algebra. We present DEC numerical solutions of the Poisson equation and compare them against those found using the Finite Element Method with linear [...]

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Graphic processing units have received much attention in last years. Compute-intensive algorithms operating on multidimensional arrays that have nearest neighbor dependency and/or exploit [...]

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We present a local formulation for 2D Discrete Exterior Calculus (DEC) similar to that of the Finite Element Method (FEM), which allows a natural treatment of material heterogeneity (assigning material properties element by element). It also allows us to deduce, in a principled [...]

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The appearence of unphysical velocities in highly distorted meshes is a common problem in many simulations. In collocated meshes, this problem arises from the interpolation of the pressure gradient from faces to cells. Using an algebraic form for the classical incompressible Navier-Stokes [...]

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It is well known that the solution by means of iterative methods of very ill-conditioned systems leads to very poor convergence rates. In this context, preconditioning becomes crucial in order to modify the spectrum of the system being solved and improve the performance of the solvers. [...]