Structural Shape Definition and Automatic Mesh Generation

  • Ernest Hinton
  • Johann Sienz
  • Mustafa Özakça


Chapter 2 describes the procedures used to define the midsurface geometry of SORs and prismatic shells, and important features of an automatic mesh generator that generates elements of varying sizes and which allows for varying thickness along the shell midsurface. Later, the use of these shape definitions and mesh-generation tools for structural analysis and optimization is described. The concepts of this chapter are implemented in the programs SPLINE and PREP.


Design Variable Position Vector Mesh Generation Curve Segment Spline Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernest Hinton
    • 1
  • Johann Sienz
    • 2
  • Mustafa Özakça
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of GaziantepGaziantepTurkey

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