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An Automatic Coarse and Fine Surface Mesh Generation Scheme Based on Medial Axis Transform. Part II: Implementation

Halit Nebi G├╝rsoy, Nicholas Patrikalakis
18 pp.
MITSG 93-07J

We present an algorithm for the generation of coarse and fine finite element (FE) meshes on multiply connected surfaces, based on the medial axis transform (MAT). The MAT is employed to automatically decompose a complex shape into topologically simple subdomains, and to extract important shape characteristics and their length scales. Using this technique, we can create a coarse subdivision of a complex surface and select local element size to generate fine triangular meshes within those subregions in an automated manner. Therefore, this approach can lead to integration of fully automatic FE mesh generation functionality into FE preprocessing systems.

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