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Title: Quadrilateral/hexahedral finite element mesh coarsening

Abstract

A technique for coarsening a finite element mesh ("FEM") is described. This technique includes identifying a coarsening region within the FEM to be coarsened. Perimeter chords running along perimeter boundaries of the coarsening region are identified. The perimeter chords are redirected to create an adaptive chord separating the coarsening region from a remainder of the FEM. The adaptive chord runs through mesh elements residing along the perimeter boundaries of the coarsening region. The adaptive chord is then extracted to coarsen the FEM.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1079421
Patent Number(s):
8290754
Application Number:
11/873,864
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06T - IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Staten, Matthew L, Dewey, Mark W, Scott, Michael A, and Benzley, Steven E. Quadrilateral/hexahedral finite element mesh coarsening. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Staten, Matthew L, Dewey, Mark W, Scott, Michael A, & Benzley, Steven E. Quadrilateral/hexahedral finite element mesh coarsening. United States.
Staten, Matthew L, Dewey, Mark W, Scott, Michael A, and Benzley, Steven E. Tue . "Quadrilateral/hexahedral finite element mesh coarsening". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1079421.
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