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Mesh curving with optimal quality and geometric accuracy

Ruiz-Girones, Eloi, Josep Sarrate Ramos, Xevi Roca

Posters, 25th International Meshing Roundtable, Sandia National Laboratories, September 26-30 2016

INTERNATIONAL
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25th International Meshing Roundtable
Washington DC, U.S.A.
September 26-30, 2016

Eloi Ruiz-Girones, Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya, ES, eloi.ruiz@upc.edu
Josep Sarrate Ramos, Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya, ES, jose.sarrate@upc.edu
Xevi Roca, Barcelona Super Computing Center, ES, xevi.roca@bsc.es

Poster Abstract
We present a novel methodology to generate curved high-order meshes featuring optimal mesh quality and geometric accuracy. The proposed technique combines a distortion measure and a geometric \disparity measure into a single objective function. While the element distortion term takes into account the mesh quality, the \disparity term takes into account the geometric error introduced by the mesh approximation to the target geometry. The proposed technique has several advantages. First, we are not restricted to interpolative meshes and therefore, the resulting mesh approximates the target domain in a non-interpolative way, further increasing the geometric accuracy. Second, we are able to generate a series of meshes that converge to the actual geometry with expected rate while obtaining high-quality elements. Third, we show that the proposed technique is robust enough to handle real-case geometries that contain gaps between adjacent entities.

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