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Title: Automatic hexahedral mesh generation for multi-domain composite models using a hybrid projective grid-based method
Authors: Su, Y.
Lee, K.H. 
Kumar, A.S. 
Keywords: Finite element method
Hexahedral mesh generation
Multi-domain meshing
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Citation: Su, Y., Lee, K.H., Kumar, A.S. (2004-03). Automatic hexahedral mesh generation for multi-domain composite models using a hybrid projective grid-based method. CAD Computer Aided Design 36 (3) : 203-215. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper presents an algorithm to generate an all-hexahedral mesh of a multi-domain solid model using a hybrid grid-based approach. This is based on a projective concept during the boundary adaptation of the initial mesh. In general, the algorithm involves the generation of a grid structure, which is superimposed on the solid model. This grid structure forms an initial mesh consisting of hexahedral elements, which intersect fully or partially with the solid model. This initial mesh is then shrunk in an outside-in manner to the faces of the model through a node projection process using the closest position approach. To match the resulting mesh to the edges of the model, a minimal deformation angle method is used. Finally, to match the vertices with the nodes on the mesh, a minimal warp angle method is employed. To create the mesh of a multi-domain solid model, an outside-in and inside-in hybrid of the grid-based method is used. This hybrid method ensures that the meshes of the different domains are conforming at their common boundary. This paper also describes two methods for resolving cases of degenerate elements: a splitting technique and a wedge insertion technique. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: CAD Computer Aided Design
ISSN: 00104485
DOI: 10.1016/S0010-4485(03)00079-4
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