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Hex-Dominant Mesh Generation with Directionality Control via Packing Rectangular Solid Cells

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Hex-Dominant Mesh Generation with Directionality Control via Packing Rectangular Solid Cells
A new computational method that creates a hex-dominant mesh of an arbitrary 3D geometric domain is presented. The proposed method generates a high-quality hexdominant mesh by: (1) controlling the directionality of the output hex-dominant mesh; and (2) avoiding ill-shaped elements induced by nodes located too closely to each other. The proposed method takes a 3D geometric domain as input and creates a hex-dominant mesh that consists of mostly hexahedral elements with additional prism elements and tetrahedral elements. The proposed method packs rectangular solid cells on the boundary of and inside the input domain to obtain ideal node locations for a hex-dominant mesh. Each cell has a potential energy field that mimics a body centered cubic (BCC) structure, and the cells are moved to stable positions by a physically-based simulation. The simulation mimics the formation of a crystal pattern so that the centers of the cells give ideal node locations for a hex-dominant mesh. The domain is ...
Soji Yamakawa, Kenji Shimada
Added 14 Jul 2010
Updated 14 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2002
Where GMP
Authors Soji Yamakawa, Kenji Shimada
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