Abstract

A number of methods for adaptation of existing all-hexahedral grids by localized refinement have been developed; however, none ideally fit all refinement needs. This thesis presents the structure to a method of two-refinement developed for conformal, structured, all-hexahedral grids that offers flexibility beyond what has been offered to date. The method is fundamentally based on pillowing pairs of sheets of hexes. This thesis also suggests an implementation of the method, shows the results of examples refined using it and compares these results to results from implementing three-refinement on the same examples.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rights

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Date Submitted

2012-12-06

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd5763

Keywords

hexahedral meshing, pillowing, two refinement, eight refinement, finite element analysis preprocessing, adaptive meshing, mesh improvement

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