Constructive Solid Geometry, The CAD-FEM Connection
Marcal, Pedro V.
5th International Meshing Roundtable, Sandia National Laboratories, pp.157-168, October 1996
A constructive solid geometry approach is adopted for FEM models that mirrors the approach in a CAD package. The topology is first divided into sub-regions using Boolean Geometry. The sub-regions are then mapped into their final shapes and a structured mesh is built. This enables the automatic meshing of all components built by the CAD package.
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