The Cooper Tool
5th International Meshing Roundtable, Sandia National Laboratories, pp.13-30, October 1996
The cooper tool is a new approach to automation of hexahedral meshing (or a wedge/ hexahedral element mix if desired) for a general subset of geometries. The tool recognizes applicable geometries and decomposes such into logically single axis swept subvolumes (barrels) with barrel caps bounding the decomposed pieces. It then enforces strict compatibility constraints by imprinting, intersecting, and matching all bounding barrel caps to rapidly generate a well formed continuous mesh throughout the geometry.
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