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The Cleave and Fill Tool: An All-Hexahedral Refinement Algorithm for Swept Meshes

Borden, Michael, Steven Benzley, Scott A. Mitchell, David R. White and Ray Meyers

Proceedings, 9th International Meshing Roundtable, Sandia National Laboratories, pp.69-76, October 2000

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PROCEEDINGS

9th International Meshing Roundtable
October 2-5, 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana

Michael Borden and Steven Benzley
Brigham Young University, Provo UT, USA
Email: bordmic@et.byu.edu, seb@byu.edu
Scott A. Mitchell, David R. White and Ray Meyers
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Email: samitch@sandia.gov, drwhite@sandia.gov, rjmeyer@sandia.gov

Abstract
Sweeping algorithms provide the ability to generate all hexahedral meshes on a wide variety of three-dimensional bodies. The work presented here provides a method to refine these meshes by first defining a path through either the source or the target mesh and next by locating the sweeping layer to initiate the refinement. A major contribution of this work is the ability to automatically find a minimal distance path through the target or source mesh. The refinement is accomplished by using the pil]owing procedure as proposed by Mitchell. [1]

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