A new indirect anisotropic quadrilateral mesh generation scheme with enhanced local mesh smoothing procedures
Lee, Y. K.
Lee, Chi King
Date of Issue2003
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
An enhanced version of indirect advancing front technique is proposed for the construction of full quadrilateral anisotropic meshes on 3D surfaces. The final quadrilateral mesh is constructed from a background triangular mesh and the merging procedure is carried out in the parametric space. The proposed method employed the systemic merging technique for the formation of quadrilaterals and the metric specifications for controlling the anisotropic characteristics of the elements. In order to generate well graded anisotropic quadrilaterals, the selection criteria of base segment for merging are carefully defined. Furthermore, in order to improve the shape quality of the final mesh, a set of new local smoothing algorithms for anisotropic quadrilateral mesh quality enhancement has been proposed and tested in this study. Numerical examples obtained indicate that the proposed enhanced local smoothing schemes can effectively improve the quality of the quadrilateral meshes produced and increase the robustness of the mesh generation scheme.
DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Structures and design
International journal for numerical methods in engineering
© 2003 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nme.771].