Section: New Software and Platforms


Functional Description

Zohour is a node-based adaptive 2D mesh algorithm, written in Fortran 2003. A basic rectangular, regular set of nodes is recursively refined. Then the cells come from the Voronoi tessellation. While the domain is currently limited to a rectangular shape, its strength is three-fold:first, computing the flux via a Finite Element or Finite Volume method is both simple and accurate because each cell-side of cells is the bisection of two nodes,

second, the transition between zones of different levels of refinement is more progressive than other methods, leading to a smaller number of nodes for the whole mesh,

third, during successive refinements when dealing with a transient problem, interpolation is needed only by the new nodes, limiting the numerical errors.