An efficient 3D mesh generator based on geometry decomposition

Konstantinos Kakosimos, Marc J. Assael

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A new, efficient 3D mesh generation algorithm, hexahedral mesh for urban terrains (HeMUT), is presented. HeMUT is developed under .NET and builds unstructured/structured hexahedral meshes. The algorithm focuses on urban terrains and on the mesh generation for the simulation of toxic gases dispersion (finite element). HeMUT is fully automated, multi-threading and takes advantage of terrain. In addition, it distributes the nodes on the domain by employing a method based on process design considerations. These features decrease the computational effort and at the same time differentiate this algorithm from all other similar ones. In comparison with a commercial software HeMUT performed well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-38
Number of pages12
JournalComputers and Structures
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • 3D Mesh
  • Decomposition
  • HeMUT
  • Hexahedral
  • Urban

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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