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Meshing Volumes Bounded by Smooth Surfaces


This paper introduces a three-dimensional mesh generation algorithm for domains bounded by smooth surfaces. The method combines a surface mesher with a volume mesher, both based on Delaunay refinement, to get a greedy algorithm that samples the interior and the boundary of the domain at once. The algorithm constructs provably-good meshes, it gives control on the size of the mesh elements through a user-defined sizing field, and it guarantees the accuracy of the approximation of the domain boundary. A noticeable feature is that the domain boundary has to be known only through an oracle that can tell whether a given point lies inside the object and whether a given line segment intersects the boundary. This makes the algorithm generic enough to be applied to a wide variety of objects, ranging from domains defined by implicit surfaces to domains defined by level-sets in 3D grey-scaled images or by point-set surfaces.


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inria-00070382 , version 1 (19-05-2006)


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Steve Oudot, Laurent Rineau, Mariette Yvinec. Meshing Volumes Bounded by Smooth Surfaces. [Research Report] RR-5626, INRIA. 2006, pp.21. ⟨inria-00070382⟩
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