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Embedding Features in a Cartesian Grid

Owen, Steven J. and Jason F. Shepherd

Proceedings, 18th International Meshing Roundtable, Springer-Verlag, pp.116-138, October 25-28 2009

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18th International Meshing Roundtable
Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
October 25-28, 2009

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
sjowen@sandia.gov, jfsheph@sandia.gov

Abstract
Grid-based mesh generation methods have been available for many years and can provide a reliable method for meshing arbitrary geometries with hexahedral elements. The principal use for these methods has mostly been limited to biological-type models where topology that may incorporate sharp edges and curve definitions are not critical. While these applications have been effective, robust generation of hexahedral meshes on mechanical models, where the topology is typically of prime importance, impose difficulties that existing grid-based methods have not yet effectively addressed. This work introduces a set of procedures that can be used in resolving the features of a geometric model for grid-based hexahedral mesh generation for mechanical or topology-rich models.

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