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An Introduction to Grid Generation Using the Multiblock Approach

  • N. P. Weatherill
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Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 44)

Summary

This introductory paper presents a tutorial on grid generation using the multiblock approach, highlights some of the key areas in its practical implementation and reviews the areas of work addressed by the BRITEEURAM EUROMESH project.

Keywords

Grid Generation Block Boundary Mesh Topology Adjacent Block Cartesian Mesh 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. P. Weatherill
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity College of SwanseaSwanseaUK

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