Computing

, Volume 71, Issue 4, pp 293–304

Transformation of Hexaedral Finite Element Meshes into Tetrahedral Meshes According to Quality Criteria

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00607-003-0031-5

Cite this article as:
Apel, T. & Düvelmeyer, N. Computing (2003) 71: 293. doi:10.1007/s00607-003-0031-5

Abstract

The paper is concerned with algorithms for transforming hexahedral finite element meshes into tetrahedral meshes without introducing new nodes. Known algorithms use only the topological structure of the hexahedral mesh but no geometry information. The paper provides another algorithm which is then extented such that quality criteria for the splitting of faces are respected.

Keywords

Finite element meshhexahedral meshtetrahedral meshmesh generation

AMS Subject Classification

65N5051M2052C2205B45

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische Universität Chemnitz Fakultät für MathematikChemnitzGermany
  2. 2.Technische Universität Chemnitz Fakultät für MathematikChemnitzGermany