A modified advancing layers mesh generation for thin three-dimensional objects with variable thickness

Young Choi, Ki Youn Kwon, Soo Won Chae, Dong Min Kim

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A method of generating modified advancing layers mesh is proposed. In this paper the mesh generation process of semi-unstructured prismatic/tetrahedral mesh is presented for relatively thin three-dimensional geometries with variable thickness, as in the case of injection molding analysis. Prismatic meshes are generated by offsetting initial surface triangular meshes. During the mesh generation process, mesh quality is efficiently improved with the use of a new node relocation method. Finally, tetrahedral meshes are automatically generated in the rest of the domain. The mesh generating capability of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated with the several practical test cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-203
Number of pages9
JournalComputers and Graphics (Pergamon)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1



  • Adaptive offsetting
  • Modified advancing layers mesh
  • Node relocation
  • Prismatic element
  • Tetrahedral element

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Engineering(all)

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