Theses and Dissertations

Author

Bhaskar Sinha

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Thompson, David

Committee Member

Soni, Bharat

Committee Member

Luke, Edward

Date of Degree

1-1-2002

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Computational Engineering (Program)

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Abstract

Surface mesh generation is a critical component of the mesh generation process. The objective of the described effort was to determine if a combination of constrained Delaunay triangulation (for triangles), advancing front method (for quadrilaterals), curvature-based refinement, smoothing, and reconnection is a viable approach for discretizing a NURBS patch holding the boundary nodes fixed. The approach is significant when coupled with recently developed geometry specification that explicitly identifies common edges. This thesis describes the various techniques used to achieve the above objectives. Application of this approach to several representative geometries demonstrates that it is an effective alternative to traditional approaches.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19691

Comments

surface mesh||delaunay||advancing front||smoothing||refinement||sliver

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