, Volume 71, Issue 4, pp 293–304

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


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


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 

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

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

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