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The Cleave and Fill Tool: An All-Hexahedral Refinement Algorithm for Swept Meshes

Borden, Michael, Steven Benzley, Scott A. Mitchell, David R. White and Ray Meyers

Proceedings, 9th International Meshing Roundtable, Sandia National Laboratories, pp.69-76, October 2000


9th International Meshing Roundtable
October 2-5, 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana

Michael Borden and Steven Benzley
Brigham Young University, Provo UT, USA
Scott A. Mitchell, David R. White and Ray Meyers
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Sweeping algorithms provide the ability to generate all hexahedral meshes on a wide variety of three-dimensional bodies. The work presented here provides a method to refine these meshes by first defining a path through either the source or the target mesh and next by locating the sweeping layer to initiate the refinement. A major contribution of this work is the ability to automatically find a minimal distance path through the target or source mesh. The refinement is accomplished by using the pil]owing procedure as proposed by Mitchell. [1]

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