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The Mesquite Mesh Quality Improvement Toolkit

Brewer, Michael, Lori Freitag Diachin, Patrick Knupp, Thomas Leurent and Darryl Melander

Proceedings, 12th International Meshing Roundtable, Sandia National Laboratories, pp.239-250, Sept. 2003


12th International Meshing Roundtable
September 14-17, 2003
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM U.S.A.
{mbrewer; ladich; pknupp; djmelan}
Argonne National Laboratories, Chicago, IL U.S.A.

We describe the design goals and architecture of the Mesquite toolkit, a stand-alone library consisting of state-of-the-art algorithms for mesh quality improvement. The primary considerations in Mesquite design are to ensure that it is comrehensive, effective, efficient, and extensible. We give an overview of the Mesquite architecture and highlight the core classes, their inter-relations, and functionality. We describe the interfaces developed to obtain information from the mesh and geometry and to provide user-control of the quality metrics, algorithms, and termination criterion. Smoothing results for several meshes with a broad range of characteristics are given which showcase Mesquite's versatility.

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