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Automatic quad meshing by simulating NaCl crystallization

Zhang, Chenguang, Xin Li

Proceedings, 26th International Meshing Roundtable, Elsevier, Science Direct, September 18-21 2017

INTERNATIONAL
MESHING
ROUNTABLE

26th International Meshing Roundtable
Barcelona, Spain
September 18-21, 2017

Chenguang Zhang, Louisiana State University, US, czhan21@lsu.edu
Xin Li, Louisiana State University, US, xinli@lsu.edu

Abstract
We propose a novel sampling algorithm for quad mesh generation. The nodes are considered as (positive and negative) charged particles that interact and evolve in space. The mesh connectivity, which is built after the particle evolution, naturally corresponds to the ionic bonds. This meshing process is inspired by NaCl crystallization and the result mimics its natural structure. Experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of this new sampling and meshing model for tessellating 2D regions.

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