On curving high-order hexahedral meshes
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We present a new definition of distortion and quality measures for high-order hexahedral (quadrilateral) elements. This definition leads to two direct applications. First, it can be used to check the validity and quality of a high-order hexahedral (quadrilateral) mesh. Second, it allows the generation of high-order curved meshes composed of valid and high-quality hexahedral (quadrilateral) elements. We describe a method to simultaneously smooth and untangle high-order hexahedral (quadrilateral) meshes by minimizing the proposed mesh distortion. Finally, we analyze the behavior of the proposed distortion measure and we present several results to illustrate the benefits of the mesh generation framework.
CitationGargallo, A., Ruiz, E., Roca, X., Sarrate, J. On curving high-order hexahedral meshes. A: International Meshing Roundtable. "24th International Meshing Roundtable (IMR24), October 11-14, 2014, Austin, TX". Austin, Texas: Elsevier, 2015, p. 1-5.