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Issue No.02 - Feb. (2014 vol.20)

pp: 223-237

Jonathan Bronson , University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Joshua A. Levine , University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Ross Whitaker , University of Utah, Salt Lake City

DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2013.115

ABSTRACT

We introduce a new algorithm for generating tetrahedral meshes that conform to physical boundaries in volumetric domains consisting of multiple materials. The proposed method allows for an arbitrary number of materials, produces high-quality tetrahedral meshes with upper and lower bounds on dihedral angles, and guarantees geometric fidelity. Moreover, the method is combinatoric so its implementation enables rapid mesh construction. These meshes are structured in a way that also allows grading, to reduce element counts in regions of homogeneity. Additionally, we provide proofs showing that both element quality and geometric fidelity are bounded using this approach.

INDEX TERMS

Lattices, Materials, Topology, Geometry, Finite element analysis, Joining processes, Biological system modeling, adaptive meshing, Lattices, Materials, Topology, Geometry, Finite element analysis, Joining processes, Biological system modeling, guaranteed meshing, Tetrahedral meshing, multimaterial, multilabel, biomedical, conformal meshing, watertight, mesh quality

CITATION

Jonathan Bronson, Joshua A. Levine, Ross Whitaker, "Lattice Cleaving: A Multimaterial Tetrahedral Meshing Algorithm with Guarantees",

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