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This paper presents a mesh quality metric for hexahedral and wedge elements. A series of studies was carried out to relate the proposed metric with the solution errors. During the studies, the metric was also compared with the aspect ratio, the warping factor and the control number. The results show that the metric can be used to identify invalid as well as(More)
Quadratic elements place stringent requirements on a surface mesh smoother. One of the biggest challenges is that a good linear element may become invalid when mid-side nodes are introduced. To help alleviate this problem, a new objective function for optimization-based smoothing is proposed for triangular and quadrilateral elements, linear or quadratic.(More)
An objective function for optimization-based smoothing is proposed for both linear and quadratic triangular and quadrilateral elements. Unlike currently published objective functions that are used to perform smoothing or untangling separately, this objective function can be used to untangle and smooth a mesh in a single process. The objective function is(More)
Finite element analysts and designers need to feel confident in the results of their analyses before sending a product to prototype or production. Mesh discretization can greatly influence the desired results. In this paper we present framework for adaptive mesh refinement to obtain FEA results with a desired accuracy. The process involves adaptively(More)
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