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ASurvey of Unstructured Mesh Generation Technology

Owen, Steven J.

Proceedings, 7th International Meshing Roundtable, Sandia National Lab, pp.239-267, October 1998


7th International Meshing Roundtable
October 26-28, 1998
Dearborn, Michigan, USA

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
ANSYS Inc., Canonsburg, PA.
Web: user/sowen/

A brief survey of some of the fundamental algorithms in unstructured mesh generation is presented. Included is a discussion and categorization of triangle, tetrahedral, quadrilateral and hexahedral mesh generation methods currently in use in academia and industry. Also included is a brief discussion of smoothing, cleanup and refinement algorithms. An informal survey of currently available mesh generation software is also provided comparing some of their main features.

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