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Title: An automatic finite element mesh generator
Authors: Albert, Mary Remley.
Warren, James L.
Keywords: Computer code
Fluid dynamics
Solid mechanics
Differential equations
Heat transfer
Finite element
Mathematical methods
Issue Date: Sep-1987
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 87-18.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: Finite element computer codes are used in a variety of fields to solve partial differential equations of importance in science and engineering. The initial input to all of these programs requires the formation of a mesh (i.e., extensive lists of geometrical data listed in particular orders), and the success of the solution depends on a well-formed mesh. This report documents a mathematical mapping technique and its implementation into a user-friendly computer code that will automatically generate quality finite element meshes. This versatile generator uses standard FORTRAN, requires no special equipment (such as a digitizer), is very economical to run, and is user-friendly. The mathematical technique is discussed, advantages and limitations of the method are presented, and examples are shown, and notes on user instructions are provided.
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