Guidelines for Entering Polynomial Order

When entering values for the polynomial order, consider the following points:

• The calculation time at each polynomial order increases significantly over the previous order.

• A low convergence percentage may require a high polynomial order.

• If an element did not converge during a run until a polynomial order of 7 or higher, you may want to divide that element.

• You may save time by using a maximum polynomial order of 5 for a preliminary run and then checking the results to see how close the results are to the convergence you want.

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