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Patent Title: Meshing method and apparatus

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6259453
Issue Date: 07-10-2001
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File Date:10-13-1998

Abstract: A method for automatically generating a mesh (e.g., a quadrilateral mesh, a hexahedral mesh, and the like) includes inputting a geometric model to be meshed, generating a plurality of bubbles within a region of the geometric model, determining a stable allocation of the bubbles by moving the bubbles using a force defined by a potential field provided for the bubbles and controlling a number of the bubbles, and generating the mesh by connecting centers of adjacent bubbles.


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