Direct Modification of Semantically-Enriched Finite Element Meshes


Behaviour analysis loop is largely performed on virtual product model before its physical manufacturing. The last avoids high expenses in terms of money and time spent on intermediate manufacturing. It is gainful from the reality to the virtuality but the process could be further optimized especially during the product behaviour optimization phase. This process involves repetition of four main processing steps: CAD design and modification, mesh creation, Finite Element (FE) model generation with the association of physical and geometric data, FE Analysis. The product behaviour analysis loop is performed on the first design solution as well as on the numerous successive product optimization loops. Each design solution evaluation necessitates the same time as required for the first product design that is particularly crucial in the context of maintenance. In this paper we propose a new framework for CAD-less product optimisation through FE analysis which reduces the model preparation activities traditionally required for FE model creation. More concretely, the idea is to directly operate on the firstly created FE mesh, enriched with physical/geometric semantics, to perform the product modifications required to achieve its optimised version. In order to accomplish the proposed CAD-less FE analysis framework, modification operators acting on both the mesh geometry and the associated semantics need to be de-

DOI: 10.1142/S0218654310001298

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@article{Lou2010DirectMO, title={Direct Modification of Semantically-Enriched Finite Element Meshes}, author={Ruding Lou and Franca Giannini and Bianca Falcidieno and Jean-Philippe Pernot and Philippe V{\'e}ron and Alexei Mikchevitch and Raphael Marc}, journal={International Journal of Shape Modeling}, year={2010}, volume={16}, pages={81-108} }