Structure Analysis with 3D Hexahedral Meshes Generated by a Label-Driven Subdivision
Bo Liu†, Kenjiro T. Miura, and Shin Usuki
3-5-1 Johoku, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 432-8561, Japan
For structure analysis with the finite element method (FEM), the hexahedral element is preferable to the tetrahedral one from the viewpoint of accuracy. Previously, we had introduced a label-driven subdivision method for a two-dimensional mesh and showed that the meshes generated by our method were useful for structural analyses. In this study, we extend our two-dimensional algorithm to three-dimensions and verify that the meshes generated by the proposed mesh-subdivision algorithm are useful for structural analyses.
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