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ADVANCES IN PARALLEL AND VECTOR PROCESSING FOR STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and M. Papadrakakis
Paper IV.7

Automatic Partitioning of Analysis Models using the Medial Axis Transform

T.S. Li, C.G. Armstrong and R.M. McKeag

Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
T.S. Li, C.G. Armstrong, R.M. McKeag, "Automatic Partitioning of Analysis Models using the Medial Axis Transform", in B.H.V. Topping, M. Papadrakakis, (Editors), "Advances in Parallel and Vector Processing for Structural Mechanics", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 165-171, 1994. doi:10.4203/ccp.20.4.7
Abstract
In this paper, a novel partitioning technique, based on the Medial Axis Transform (MAT), will be discussed. The MAT provides a skeleton of the original model, which can be used to guide the subdivision of an object into a number of zones so that the communication between different zones is minimised.

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