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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 21
Edited by: M. Papadrakakis and B.H.V. Topping
Paper IV.4

Adaptive Remeshing of Stiffened Shells and Plates using Quadrilateral Elements

I. Applegarth, J.W. Bull, P. Bettess and T. Bond

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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I. Applegarth, J.W. Bull, P. Bettess, T. Bond, "Adaptive Remeshing of Stiffened Shells and Plates using Quadrilateral Elements", in M. Papadrakakis, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Advances in Post and Preprocessing for Finite Element Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 181-186, 1994. doi:10.4203/ccp.21.4.4
This paper describes how an automatic meshing scheme, which incorporates beam stiffeners has been carried out. The scheme uses quadrilateral finite elements to produce optimal meshes with minimal user intervention. The initial data input requires a description of the surface, an initial mesh density and an estimate of the acceptable error in the required output. A description of the boundary definition, boundary element generation, element smoothing and graded mesh generation requirements is also given.

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