On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 2:37 PM, Stefano Zampini <stefano.zamp...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Il Ven 13 Apr 2018, 21:27 Sanjay Govindjee <s...@berkeley.edu> ha scritto:
>
>> Wouldn't it make the most sense to do it in a variationally consistent
>> manner
>>
>> rhs_a = int{ N_a delta(x - x_o) }
>>
>> where x_o is the location of the point source?
>>
>
>
> This is what I meant. However, the current callbacks for residual
> evaluation in PetscDS do not allow to do it.
>

And I don't think they should since that is not something that can be done
by quadrature, so the interface is still unclear.
Anyone can code something up ;)

  Matt


> -sanjay
>>
>> On 4/13/18 7:46 PM, Matthew Knepley wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 1:40 PM, Robert Walker <rlwal...@usc.edu> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Is there an example of application of a point source in one of the
>>> tutorial  PETScFE style examples? Ideally this would be some point on the
>>> interior, and not necessarily on a boundary.
>>>
>>> Thanks, and apologies in advance if this is a stupid question,
>>>
>>
>> No, good question. You would have to decide what that meant in FEM terms.
>> All the internal integrals are done
>> with quadrature. So putting the source at a quadrature point would work,
>> although its a little difficult to know where
>> they will be. You could smooth it out a little, and check coordinates in
>> the forcing function. Last, you could check
>> for a "close enough" quadrature point and put it there. I think making a
>> slightly extended source is usually best.
>>
>>   Thanks,
>>
>>      Matt
>>
>>
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>>>
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>>
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