Common Themes in Multi-block Structured Quad/Hex Mesh Generation

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    The automatic generation of structured multi-block quadrilateral (quad) and hexahedral (hex) meshes has been researched for many years without definitive success. The core problem in quad / hex mesh generation is the placement of mesh singularities to give the desired mesh orientation and distribution [1]. It is argued herein that existing approaches (medial axis, paving / plastering, cross / frame fields) are actually alternative views of the same concept. Using the information provided by the different approaches provides additional insight into the problem.



    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages13
    Pages (from-to)70-82
    JournalProcedia Engineering
    Journal publication date2015
    Early online date03 Nov 2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    • quad meshing, hex meshing, medial axis, paving, plastering, cross fields, frame fields

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