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Systems, methods and computer program products for constructing complex geometries using layered and linked hexahedral element meshes

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May 19, 2020
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Systems, methods and computer program products for creating 3D representations of bodies are disclosed. The systems, methods and computer program products include the construction of FE meshes representing complex geometries. The complex geometries may be artificially or naturally formed or designed geometries. The techniques reduce the number of elements as much as possible to save on computer run time while maintaining computational accuracy.
February 17, 2017
G06F 30/23 (20200101); B29C 67/00 (20170101); B33Y 10/00 (20150101); B33Y 30/00 (20150101); B33Y 50/00 (20150101);
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 between the United States Department of Energy and Sandia Corporation, for the operation of the Sandia National Laboratories.