A Solids Mesh Generator and Result Display Package

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H. A. Kamel

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Dept., College of Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

P. J. Shanta

Civil Engineering Dept., College of Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 96(3), 207-213 (Aug 01, 1974) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454168 History: Received March 25, 1974; Online October 25, 2010


The paper describes a three-dimensional mesh generator aimed at complex solids, using a mini-computer in conjunction with interactive graphics. The principles of operation are: 1 – The solid is divided into subregions, each generated from key point coordinates. 2 – Interfacing of the subregions can easily be accomplished by the user. 3 – Numerical information may be obtained regarding any of the nodes or elements. 4 – The generator is attached to a standard Unified Data Base to enable interfacing with analysis packages. 5 – Different materials may be used and stored as part of the data base. 6 – Provisions are made for substructures and reduced substructures. 7 – Graphics display is based on minimizing screen information for best effectiveness. 8 – Software rotation and perspective including depth. 9 – It is possible to display arbitrary sections based on topological or geometrical considerations. 10 – Stresses and deflections may be displayed and screened.

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