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An Evolvable Meshing Tool Through a Flexible Object-Oriented Design

Bastarrica, Maria Cecilia and Nancy Hitschfeld-Kahler

Proceedings, 13th International Meshing Roundtable, Williamsburg, VA, Sandia National Laboratories, SAND #2004-3765C, pp.203-212, September 19-22 2004


13th International Meshing Roundtable
Willimasburg, Virginia, USA
September 19-22, 2004

Computer Science Department, Universidad de Chile,

There are many diverse algorithms for generating a first mesh, refining it and improving it. A tool that allows us to interchange these algorithms according to the requirements of the problem at hand and also to incorporate new algorithms, needs to be flexible. This paper presents an object-oriented design approach for a meshing tool that provides these flexibility features by encapsulating processes as objects. It also shows how some already published application examples can be easily generated by combining these encapsulated processes. This achieved flexibility is a typical case of software component reuse, so all the knowledge of this area can be applied.

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