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Hexahedral Mesh Generation Using Multi-Axis Cooper Algorithm

Miyoshi, Katsuhiro and Ted Blacker

Proceedings, 9th International Meshing Roundtable, Sandia National Laboratories, pp.89-97, October 2000


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

Katsuhiro Miyoshi
Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota, Aichi, Japan
Ted Blacker
Fluent Inc., Evanston, IL., U.S.A

The multi-axis cooper tool is a new tool to create a hex mesh by using multi-axis imprinted sweeps. The tool automatically recognizes applicable geometries and divides them into a hierarchy subvolume, which are then meshed by existing single-axis sweep tools. The resulting meshed volumes, called inlay volumes, contain mesh which is non-conformal or discontinuous at their interfaces. The nonconformal sections of the mesh are then removed and replaced with a conformal mesh using the cooper tool. in this paper, we systematically describe the new algorithm, its applicability and strengths, and discuss its future potential.

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