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A Template-Based Approach for Parallel Hexahedral Two-Refinement

Owen, Steven J., Ryan M. Shih

24th International Meshing Roundtable, Elsevier Ltd., October 12-14 2015


24th International Meshing Roundtable
Austin, TX
October 12-14,2014

Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

In this work we provide a template-based approach for generating locally refined all-hex meshes. We focus specifically on refinement of initially structured grids utilizing a 2-refinement approach where uniformly refined hexes are subdivided into eight child elements. The refinement algorithm consists of identifying marked nodes that are used as the basis for a set of four simple refinement templates. The target application for 2-refinement is a parallel grid-based all-hex meshing tool for high performance computing in a distributed environment. The result is a parallel consistent locally refined mesh requiring minimal communication and where minimum mesh quality is greater than scaled Jacobian 0.4 prior to smoothing.

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