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Old   January 15, 2003, 00:41
Default + shape circular pipe - meshing possible?
Selina Tracy
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I've been working on auto-HEXA meshing problem for a while. It might be something like artificial intelligence meshing machine. But even for the simple problem like + shape circular pipe with 1 element thinkness, it is very complicated to get proper algorithm. Actually, the shape comes from my son's toy while i was working on more simpler case. I heard about national project the hex meshing.

It's tough even by manual meshing.

Any information?

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Old   January 15, 2003, 01:17
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what do mean exactly when talking about + shaped circular pipe. it sounds rather simple to me.
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Old   January 16, 2003, 13:31
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We are also working on similar shapes. Circular pipes connecting in a + topology. It is difficult to have a structured grid, but with blocks it is possible. I am curious haw are you meshing this shape.. Rgds k.
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