Quadrilateral Surface Meshing
Surfaces can be meshed with quadrilaterals in ADINA
using a "combine/refine" methodology.
- A triangular surface mesh is obtained with the Delaunay mesher
considering an interior point placement likely to create
good quality quadrilaterals.
- Triangles are combined to create quadrilaterals.
- To eliminate remaining triangles, quadrilaterals and triangles
into four and three quadrilaterals, respectively.
- The resulting mesh is smoothed.
- Due to the uniform refinement phase, only every other subdivision
(on bounding edges) is considered. This
requires each edge to have an even number of subdivisions.
- The input sizes must be small enough to allow this "size doubling".
- This quadrilateral meshing methodology is usually acceptable
if the input sizes are small enough.
- The ADINA meshing system has another quadrilateral mesher based on
the advancing front methodology but it is mixed (triangles will usually remain).
The following images show examples of quadrilateral meshing on surfaces.
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Mechanical part (revolved surface).
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