3D anisotropic mesh adaptation by mesh modification

Xiangrong Li, Mark S. Shephard, Mark W. Beall
2005 Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering  
This paper describes an effective anisotropic mesh adaptation procedure for general 3D geometries using mesh modification operations. The procedure consists of four interacted high level components: refinement, coarsening, projecting boundary vertices and shape correction. All components are governed by an anisotropic mesh metric field that represents the desired element size and shape distribution. The paper presents the application for the procedure in anisotropic adaptive 3D simulations.
doi:10.1016/j.cma.2004.11.019 fatcat:4dcamgx3o5bhpbrmxpcje5y6oe