A formal proceedings for 3rd International Roundtable, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
October, 1994, was not published. Instead, a selection of papers were submitted
to the Journal, Engineering With Computers. A special edition of the
Journal, edited by Randy Lober and Ted Blacker was (finally) published in 1996.
The following are the abstracts from this special edition.
Engineering With Computers
Volume 12, Numbers 3 & 4 1996
Special Issue Edited by R. R. Lober and T. D. Blacker
The meshing of components for computer analysis and simulation continues to be a topic of
strong interest within the engineering design communities. The ability to tractably yet
accurately approximate the geometry of a domain is a critical issue and will significantly
impact the reliability of a numerical model for the partial differential equations.
Furthermore the meshing of engineering components today represents one of the most time
consuming and expensive steps in the modelling process. Consequently, increasingly more
research attention is being directed toward the development of more capable, controllable,
and robust automated meshing algorithms of all element types.
The annual International Meshing Roundtable was formed as a result of the common interest
of many key researchers of meshing technology. The objective of the Roundtable is to
assemble a dedicated forum for publication and discussion of research efforts in the mesh
generation field. Topics includes basic algorithm research, geometric interfacing
approaches and problems, and adapative methods. This exchange has proven valuable in
advancing the research efforts.
This special issue of Engineering with Computing contains a collection of papers which
were presented at the 3rd International Meshing Roundtable, Albuquerque, New Mexico,
October 24-25 1994, sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories. Some of the key topics you
will find covered in these papers include new automated hexahedral meshing methods,
advancements in tetrahedral meshing method, and parallel adaptve meshing.
Randy R. Lober
Sandia National Laboratories
Ted D. Blacker
Fluid Dynamics International
Two and Three-Quarter Dimensional Meshing Facilitators
M. Whiteley, D. White, S. Benzley and T. Blacker
Parallel Adaptive Mesh Generation and Decomposition
P. Wu and E. N. Houstis
A Grid-based Algorithm for the Generation of Hexahedral Element Meshes
Progress In Grid Generation via the Advancing Front Technique
Tetrahedral Finite Element Mesh Generation from NURBS Solid Models
H. N. Gursoy
Cost Analysis of the Longest-Side (Triangle Bisection) Refinement Algorithm for
M-C. Rivara and M. Venere
A Comprehensive Modeling Environment for the Simulation of Groundwater
Flow and Transport
S.J. Owen, N. L. Jones and J. P. Holland
Topological Refinement Procedures for Triangular Finite Element Meshes
S. A. Canann, S. N. Muthukrishnan and R. K. Phillips