, Volume 71, Issue 4, pp 293-304

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

  • T. ApelAffiliated withTechnische Universität Chemnitz Fakultät für Mathematik Email author 
  • , N. DüvelmeyerAffiliated withTechnische Universität Chemnitz Fakultät für Mathematik

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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.


Finite element mesh hexahedral mesh tetrahedral mesh mesh generation

AMS Subject Classification

65N50 51M20 52C22 05B45