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Title: Method and apparatus for connecting finite element meshes and performing simulations therewith

Abstract

The present invention provides a method of connecting dissimilar finite element meshes. A first mesh, designated the master mesh, and a second mesh, designated the slave mesh, each have interface surfaces proximal the other. Each interface surface has a corresponding interface mesh comprising a plurality of interface nodes. Each slave interface node is assigned new coordinates locating the interface node on the interface surface of the master mesh. The slave interface surface is further redefined to be the projection of the slave interface mesh onto the master interface surface.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174311
Patent Number(s):
6560570
Application Number:
09/444,526
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
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:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Dohrmann, Clark R., Key, Samuel W., and Heinstein, Martin W. Method and apparatus for connecting finite element meshes and performing simulations therewith. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Dohrmann, Clark R., Key, Samuel W., & Heinstein, Martin W. Method and apparatus for connecting finite element meshes and performing simulations therewith. United States.
Dohrmann, Clark R., Key, Samuel W., and Heinstein, Martin W. Tue . "Method and apparatus for connecting finite element meshes and performing simulations therewith". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174311.
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