Date of Award

Summer 1997

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Rice, James


This research has been performed under the guidance of Dr. James Rice in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in Marquette University, Wisconsin. This research aims at providing a sound efficient and reliable technique for creating a high quality triangular and quadrilateral mesh on a 3D surface. A newly robust mesh generation methodology is presented in this thesis. A fractal based mesh generation method for creating quadrilateral elements over the given three dimensional domain has been discussed. It tries to determine a computationally efficient 3D surface meshing algorithm. It will locally convert every 2 triangles into a quadrilateral element, so that there will be no isolated triangles left globally. It will have a local refinement function in which the mesh can be refined locally at an arbitrary place where a denser mesh is needed.



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