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IJAT Vol.12 No.1 pp. 113-122
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2018.p0113
(2018)

Paper:

Structure Analysis with 3D Hexahedral Meshes Generated by a Label-Driven Subdivision

Bo Liu, Kenjiro T. Miura, and Shin Usuki

Shizuoka University
3-5-1 Johoku, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 432-8561, Japan

Corresponding author

Received:
May 8, 2017
Accepted:
October 3, 2017
Published:
January 5, 2018
Keywords:
structure analysis, hexahedral element, label-driven subdivision
Abstract

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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