Latest News in Mesh Generation

Latest News in Mesh Generation

Post by Robert Schneider » Thu, 04 Mar 1999 04:00:00



Hi all,

the intent of this newsletter is to spread information on mesh
generation:

 1. New book: Handbook of Grid Generation
 2. New book: Delaunay Triangulation and meshing
 3. International Society on Grid Generation
 4. New public domain mesh generator: MegaCads
 5. CFD General notation system
 6. Mesh generation Listserv
 7. Upcoming conferences

You can find more information at

http://www-users.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~roberts/meshgeneration.html

If you have something to contribute for the next issue,send me an email

Best regards,

  Robert Schneiders

Robert Schneiders
MAGMA Giessereitechnologie GmbH
Kackertstr. 11
52072 Aachen
Germany


http://www-users.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~roberts/

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1. New book: Handbook of Grid Generation

   Eds. Joe Thompson, Bharat Soni and Nigel Weatherhill
   CRC Press, ISBN 0-8493-2687-7
   http://www.crcpress.com/catalog/2687.htm

This is a 1000+ pages volume with contributions from 55 researchers that

presents the state of the art in structured and unstructured grid
generation. A software survey is inluded.

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2. New book: Delaunay Triangulation and meshing

   Paul-Louis George, Houman Borouchaki
   Edition Hermes
   http://www.editions-hermes.fr/692-0.htm

A detailed description of the results of more than 10 years of meshing
research
at INRIA. Treats constrained and unconstrained Delaunay
triangulations in 2D and 3D, with special regard paid to unisotropic
meshing.

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3. International Society on Grid Generation

A new society, founded by Joe F. Thompson et al. at Mississippi state.
An effort to foster research and cooperation and distribution of
knowledge in grid generation. A membership drive is currently under way.

Check their website at http://www.erc.msstate.edu/isgg/.

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4. New public domain mesh generator: MegaCads

MegaCads is a 3D multiblock interactive system for the generation of
structured grids, developed in the German MEGAFLOW project. Allows for
elliptic and biharmonic smoothing of grids. Comes with a graphical user
interface and an IGES converter. Detailed information can be found at:

   http://beasgi2.ea.bs.dlr.de/megacads/

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5. CFD General notation system

An effort to establish a standard for the exchange of CFD data,
supported by several US companies and government institutions.
An implementation of the API can be found at
http://www.cgns.org/.

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6. Mesh generation Listserv

A new mailing list, setup by Steve Owen as part of the Meshing Research
Corner:

http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/sowen/meshlist.html

It is intended to be a forum for discussion on what is currently being
done in the field of mesh generation.

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7. Upcoming conferences

 - ICIAM 99 Minisymposium on mesh generation, Edinburgh, UK, July 5-9,
1999

(http://www-users.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~roberts/sonst/imacs98.html,

   http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/iciam99/). Organizer: Rosa-Maria Spitaleri.

 - 2nd Symposium on Unstructured Mesh Generation, University
of Colorado, Boulder, August 4-6, 1999 (part of the Fifth US
   National Congress on Computational Mechanics):
   http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/sowen/usccm99/

 - The next Meshing Rondtable will be held in Lake Tahoe, California,
   October 1999.

 
 
 

1. Latest News in Mesh Generation

Latest News in Mesh Generation

From "Mesh Generation and Grid Generation on the Web":

http://www-users.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~roberts/meshgeneration.html

You can find the same list with hyperlinks at

http://www-users.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~roberts/latest_news.html

If you can contribute to this column, please let me know

o New book from Graham F. Carey: Computational Grids: Generation,
  Adaptation, and Solution Strategies (Taylor & Francis, 1997).

o Studentship at the department of mechanical engineering,
  University of British Columbia: Improvement and extension
  of existing triangular and tetrahedral mesh generators

  Application deadline is March 31.


  constrained Delaunay triangulation engine for realtime
  triangulation.

o Information on the 6th International Meshing Roundtable,
  October 13-15, 1997, Park City, Utah, is available online
  at http://sass577.endo.sandia.gov/~drwhite/6IMR/index.html.

o Mesh2d and mesh3d, programs for triangular / tetrahedral mesh

  are available on the net.

o There are new open positions for people with experience in mesh
  generation.


  dimensional quality mesh generator Easymesh (generation of
  constrained Delaunay triangulations).  


  mesh generation is available online at
  http://www.epcc.ed.ac.uk/epcc-tec/documents/tw-meshgen/.


  of the UGRID grid generator for 2D Euler or Navier-Stokes
  simulations. Demo software and a free grid-generating screen
  saver are available.

o NASA's steering committee for surface modeling and grid
  generation has started to build a testcase library for surface
  modeling and grid generation.

o QMG1.1, the new version of Stephen Vavasis' surface and volumetric
  grid generator, is available on the net
  (http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Info/People/vavasis/qmg-home.html).

o The last issue of the Springer journal "Engineering with Computers"
  is all on mesh generation.

o The proceedings of the 5th International Mesh Generation Roundtable
  and Conference 96, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (1996), are
  available online at
  http://sass577.endo.sandia.gov:80/9225/Personnel/samitch/roundtable96....

Robert Schneiders
Lehrstuhl fuer Angewandte Mathematik, insb. Informatik
RWTH Aachen
Ahornstr. 55
52056 Aachen
Germany

WWW: http://www-users.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~roberts/
Tel.: +241-804558
Fax: +241-8888215

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